President Barak Obama with other leaders at the Asia-Pacific summit in Hawaii.
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Trans-Pacific partnership agreed

At the Asia-Pacific summit in Hawaii, US President Barack Obama says nine Pacific nations have come up with the broad outline of a new trade agreement.

It will be called the Trans-Pacific partnership.

The plan is being viewed as a way of increasing trade in the region, at a time when economic turbulence in Europe is seen as holding back global recovery.

The BBC's Will Grant reports.

  • 13 Nov 2011
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