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Thought September 09, 2019 / 08:15 am UTC

Asia: Limited Progress on RCEP

By Jeff Ng
After the seventh Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok on September 8, Economic Ministers for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pledged to continue moving forward. However, real progress was limited ahead of an expected signing of the agreement in 2020. A reduced agreement may not positively mitigate the global slowdown much.