November 8, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Mr. Raja Pradhan

1. Japan plans to stress the importance of multilateral free trade frameworks at a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam.
2. The U.S. Senate Banking Committee has unanimously approved a new sanctions bill against North Korea amid Donald Trump’s Asia tour.
3. Delegates at a U.N. climate change conference have started negotiations on the rules of the Paris Agreement, an international framework on tackling global warming from 2020.