The TPP is a political construct more than an economic one.
Consumers unlikely to see lower prices soon, if ever, analysts say.
The deal has been signed in secret without explanation says the ACTU.
Top Australian lawyers have said provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership to shore up protections for investors will not mean companies from the US have open slather to sue the Australian government.
Whether they grow beef, grain, sugarcane or supply milk for speciality cheeses, Australian farmers have generally welcomed the ambitious trade pact.
San Miguel, the Philippine beer and food giant set to launch a mobile carrier with Telstra, has told its investors the Australian telecoms giant has plenty of cash and that any investment made "is nothing to them".
The OECD-G20 plan to stop multinational tax avoidance could put companies in the middle of border disputes between revenue authorities, tax experts have warned.
The Turnbull government says the Trans-Pacific Partnership will boost growth, create jobs, raise living standards, and increase productivity for Australians. We'll have to take its word for it.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official interest rate on hold at its record low level of 2 per cent.
Australians could enjoy much cheaper calls when travelling overseas thanks to global roaming provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.
David Ramli, Jared Lynch
Australian business delivers its verdict on the largest free-trade agreement in history.
A strong rise in the number of tourists from China, Hong Kong and India contributed to 6.5 per cent growth in international arrivals to Australia in the month of August.
Australia's trade balance has stayed in the red with a deficit of $3.1 billion in August, following a revised deficit in July of $2.8 billion.
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After two years, the OECD has developed its final plan aimed at stopping multinational tax evasion. But not everyone is happy.
The world's biggest dairy exporter, Fonterra, says the Trans Pacific Partnership fails to reach its potential, blaming "protectionism" from the US.
Pacific trade ministers reach a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalisation pact in a generation.
The global plan to fight profit shifting is likely to "supersede" domestic laws introduced by Joe Hockey to counter multinational tax evasion.
Job advertisements posted a second month of healthy gains in September
Breakthrough over new biotech drug monopoly periods could clear way for trade pact.
Cutting Sunday rates is a slippery slope that will further erode the weekend.
Friday's US job numbers were poor on pretty much every level - and there was no silver lining.
US stocks fell sharply at the open after weak jobs data raised doubts the economy is strong enough to allow the Fed to raise interest rates this year.
US employers slammed the brakes on hiring over the last two months and wages fell, raising new doubts about the strength of the economy.
Australian retail sales crept ahead in August after a fall in July.
Advocates for self-managed superannuation funds have urged the government to resist pressure to tackle tax breaks for the rich.
The United States has added a surprising last-minute twist in negotiations on the mega-trade deal.
IMF prescribes more public spending as the Australian economy sputters in the wake of the mining boom
The world's biggest economies are finding it increasingly hard to trade their way out of trouble.