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Look to Asia's booming markets for growth, says trade secretary

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British businesses should look to Asia's booming export markets for growth, the international trade secretary said as she set out the next phase of the government's pivot from Europe to the east.

Liz Truss has earmarked digital and services trade, markets that are expected to expand rapidly over the next decade, as opportunities for the UK to forge closer ties with Asia in future trade deals.

Before a speech at the Policy Exchange think tank, she stressed the need to "grow trade with the fastest-growing parts of the world while turbocharging digital and services commerce", adding: "We know the demand for high-quality British goods and services exists, and is growing, therefore we need to ready British businesses for export and bolster inward investment across the

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