Substantial progress made on TPP talks here
SIGNIFICANT progress has been made on the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) regional trade pact, with "potential landing zones" identified for outstanding items.
This was the latest verdict following the four-day talks at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel which ended on Tuesday.
"We've made substantial progress here in Singapore," said Singapore Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang.
Fresh from the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) historic global trade deal in Bali over the weekend, hopes were raised that the negotiations may be sealed here this week.