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Obama seeks to hitch US economy to Asian growth

President Barack Obama is heading for Hawaii and then Indonesia on a nine-day trip which could mark a shift in American foreign policy.

With most European economies suffering stagnation, there are growing calls in the US for the country to engage more with the growing markets of the Asia-Pacific region.

And that's turning into a debate over a new free trade agreement - the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Bill Hayton reports.

  • 12 Nov 2011
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