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fDiIntelligence: Asia-Pacific

  • View from Asia: the crippling effect of coronavirus
    China's coronavirus outbreak is having a seismic effect in Asia and beyond, writes Lawrence Yeo.
    - 42 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 8:23am -
  • Zibo hopes to score investment goals
    The eastern Chinese city of Zibo is recognised as the official birthplace of football. However, its local government is hoping it will soon be known for its excellence in the chemical, medical and manufacturing industries.
    - 42 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 8:23am -
  • Is Pakistan back on the tourist trail?
    Having experienced issues with security and bureaucracy for decades, Pakistan is making a comeback as a tourism destination. However, foreign investors have yet to make their presence felt in the sector.
    - 42 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 8:23am -
  • Latin America embraces China's Belt and Road with enthusiasm
    Up to 18 countries across Latin America have joined China’s new Belt and Road Initiative, hoping to boost their infrastructure development and investment.  
    - 42 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 8:20am -
  • Kyrgyzstan ramps up efforts to improve image
    Kyrgyzstan is trying to stabilise a volatile business environment by diversifying its economy away from gold and remittances, and employing an ombudsman to reassure investors. 
    - 42 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 8:13am -
  • Biotech's new battlegrounds
    Scientific innovation, a conducive regulatory climate and increased globalisation of drug markets are driving an investment boom in biotechnology, with small companies and emerging markets shaking up the sector.
    - 42 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 8:09am -
  • Balochistan representative hails new dawn
    Sardar Popalzai, president of the Balochistan Economic Forum, talks about the blue economy and the Pakistani province’s tourism potential.
    - 47 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 7:53am -
  • Trade tensions hit South Korea FDI
    The situation between the US and China is bad news for South Korea’s investment climate.
    - 47 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 7:08am -
  • Chinese investment to Europe at record high
    Sino-European foreign direct investment is converging, according to data from fDi Markets.
    - 91 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 6:23am -
  • Pakistan’s UK high commissioner hails land of opportunity
    Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s UK high commissioner, talks about his country’s potential for foreign investors.
    - 16 Dec 19, 11:56am -

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The Economist: Asia

  • Why more Indonesian teens are giving up dating
    IT WAS LOVE at first like. When Natta Reza, a dashing Indonesian busker, discovered the young woman’s account on Instagram, he knew he’d found the one. He liked one of her posts, and they started chatting. Within hours he had proposed via an Inst…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 10:50am -
  • Thailand’s economy was suffering before the virus
    DESPITE COUPS, floods and mass protests, visitors have flocked to Thailand in recent decades. Almost 40m of them arrived last year to blister on its beaches and dance in its discos. But as the globe shuts down because of covid-19 and holidaymakers st…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 10:50am -
  • Magical spells are a booming business in Myanmar
    MIN KYAW THEIN is just 26, but he has a commanding presence. In his home in a suburb of Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, he sits cross-legged on the floor in front of a shrine festooned with tea lights, flowers and magical diagrams. His family and s…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 10:50am -
  • South Koreans at US military bases are furloughed
    Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hubT…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 10:50am -
  • Abe Shinzo draws closer to declaring a state of emergency
    Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For our coronavirus tracker and more coverag…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 10:50am -
  • Lockdowns in Asia have sparked a stampede home
    Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For our coronavirus tracker and more coverag…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 4:03am -
  • A sex-abuse scandal incenses millions of South Koreans
    “FIRST HE JUST asked for a picture of my body, but then he asked if I could send one that showed my face...and then he asked me to play with myself...to use school supplies,” the girl told a local radio show on the morning of March 24th. She went…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 7:03am -
  • Let Taiwan into the World Health Organisation
    Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hubS…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 7:03am -
  • Bangladesh releases a jailed opposition figure
    LIKE MANY others, the government of Bangladesh has issued a ban on public gatherings to curb the spread of covid-19. Yet not even the threat of a pandemic could deter supporters of Khaleda Zia, a jailed opposition leader, from turning out en masse to…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 6:03am -
  • Covid-19 forces Japan to delay the Olympics
    Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hubW…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 6:03am -

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