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Khor 1Marinate_TradeTwo US Congress bills on currency manipulation threaten a new wave of trade protection and may also derail trade agreements like the TPPA.

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Khor 1Human_RightsWhat a week that was, with three major events showing the world in flux – the move towards Palestinian political unity, the deepening West-Russia crisis over Ukraine and Barrack Obama’s visit to Asia.

 

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Khor 1Marinate_TradeThe United States President’s visit to Malaysia is an opportunity to review TPPA issues, including a Congress proposal to punish countries that are “currency manipulators”

 

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Khor 1Trade_HarbourBarrack Obama’s response to public criticisms on the US trade deals with Europe and Asia-Pacific is less than convincing.

 

 

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Khor 1Trade_HarbourDue to United States political calendar and Congressional politics, the TPPA negotiations will heat up in the first few months of the new year.

 

 

 

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Khor 1InvestmentTwo events last week may have significant impact on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – opposition by United States Congress members to the “fast track authority”, and the leaking of the TPPA’s intellectual property chapter.
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Khor 1Spying by foreign intelligence agencies is also prevalent in Malaysia and other Asian countries, whether through the internet or spying equipment located in Embassies, as revealed last week.

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Khor 1Futuristic Touchscreen display - worldmapThe internet spying scandal escalated last week as European leaders expressed disgust they were spied while countries begin to plan counter measures.

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