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APEC Divided Over US Free-Trade Pact

Inclusion and integration were the primary themes at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum that concluded in Manila Thursday. But there were also signs of growing divisions over the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement.   APEC is made up of 21 member states in Asia and the Americas that together account for nearly half of world trade.   In a statement, the Asia Pacific leaders Thursday unanimously agreed on the need for “increased...

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