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India's demands flounder ASEAN trade talks

SBS Sunday, 3 November 2019
Southeast Asian leaders, worried by the U.S.-China trade war, pushed for a deal on what could be the world's largest trade bloc on Sunday as officials worked behind the scenes to try to salvage progress following new demands from India.
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