Obama's absence overshadows APEC summit

Leaders commit to global economic growth despite absence of US President from summit.

Last Modified: 08 Oct 2013 17:21
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Twenty-one world leaders have promised to increase trade in order to boost the global economy.

The pledge was made at the end of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Bali.

But the summit failed to agree on crucial trade pacts because of the absence of US President Barack Obama.

From Bali, Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports.


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