Indonesia's Lion Air has agreed to buy 230 Boeing 737 jets with a list price of $21.7 billion, the White House said Thursday, touting the sale as Boeing's biggest-ever commercial order.
The deal was announced soon after President Obama touched down in Bali for the East Asia summit, on the final leg of a regional tour partly aimed at drumming up markets for U.S. products at a time of slow growth back home.
Obama arrived Thursday on the Indonesian resort island of Bali for the summit, which is expected to be dominated by a maritime dispute with China.
Air Force One touched down in Bali after a journey from Australia, where Obama showcased a foreign policy shift toward Asia, which will see the United States act as a counterbalance to China's growing military and economic might.
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