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The world’s free trade deals

US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership has left the ambitious trade agreement in limbo and focused attention on the world’s other trade frameworks. Here is an overview.

Turkey fails to rally lira with rate hike

The Turkish central bank on Tuesday hiked its main interest rate by 75 basis points in a bid to boost the ailing lira but failed to impress markets looking for even sharper action.

EU-Canada trade deal clears crucial hurdle

A contested EU-Canada free trade deal cleared a key hurdle on Tuesday as EU lawmakers defied rising anti-globalisation sentiment to back one of Europe’s most ambitious accords.