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Coming week may determine fate of TPP and shape global trade

Rival RCEP deal also up for discussion in Asian meetings

SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer | China

TOKYO -- For seven days spanning this week and next, leaders and ministers from Asia and the Pacific region will gather in Danang, Vietnam, then in Manila, for meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. But the focus will be on what happens on the sidelines of both events, where the future direction of global trade may very well be decided.

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