Weekly Geopolitical Report – The TPP (October 19, 2015)

by Bill O’Grady

On October 6, trade negotiators announced a final agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multilateral trade deal between 12 Pacific Rim nations in both the eastern and western hemispheres.

In this report, we will begin by discussing the nations involved.  We will examine some of the details of the treaty.  An analysis of the geopolitics will follow along with a look at specific political factors surrounding the treaty.  As always, we will conclude with potential market ramifications.

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