"Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP) includes the 10 ASEAN countries plus Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea and India and would create the world's largest economic bloc by 2015, featuring a market of 3 billion people and combined gross domestic product of $US 17.23 trillion"
Source: Emerson talks up value of trade blocs
By John Kerin
The Australian Financial Review
Monday 19th November, 2012, page 8