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fDiIntelligence: Asia-Pacific

  • China liberalises foreign investment climate
    Foreign investors in China can expect improved legal protection from January 1, 2020, when a new foreign direct investment law comes into effect. 
    - 9 days ago, 6 Sep 19, 11:11am -
  • Japanese official looks to raise international profile
    Masayasu Shiroyama, a deputy director at the city bureau in Japan’s ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism, tells Sebastian Shehadi why the country’s ageing population and upcoming international events spell opportunity for FDI i…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 11:48am -
  • Greenfield investment in UK tech slips
    Despite Tech Nation research reporting a surge in foreign investment into the UK tech sector in 2019, greenfield investment is at its lowest level in nine years.
    - 16 days ago, 30 Aug 19, 6:03am -
  • China pilots free zones
    China is trialling more liberal policies for foreign investors. 
    - 23 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 9:20am -
  • Unctad: Shanghai best-connected port again
    China’s second most populous city, Shanghai, tops Unctad’s LSCI ranking of the world’s best-connected ports for the ninth consecutive year. 
    - 23 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 8:58am -
  • Indonesia finance minister seeks simple and sustainable investment offer
    Indonesia’s minister of finance tells fDi about the country’s infrastructure deficit and its desire for investment in sustainable industries. 
    - 31 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 12:03pm -
  • Indonesia CBG extends an open invitation to investors
    Central bank governor Perry Warjiyo has seen Indonesia open up to investment in recent years but there is still plenty of scope for the country’s industries to grow.
    - 31 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 12:02pm -
  • Kazakh Invest deputy CEO moves from preaching to proactivity
    Rustam Issatayev, deputy CEO of Kazakhstan’s national investment promotion agency, talks to fDi about the country’s new FDI strategy, which involves a proactive approach to attracting investment instead of simply talking up the country.
    - 31 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 11:06am -
  • Samruk-Kazyna manager looks to diversify portfolio
    Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund, Samruk-Kazyna, will invest domestically and internationally to diversify its portfolio and increase its value, claims Lyazzat Borankulova, the fund’s managing director for strategic development. 
    - 31 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 7:00am -
  • Kazakhstan looks to neighbours to realise agribusiness ambitions
    The development of its agribusiness sector is one of Kazakhstan’s key priorities, and a first wave of foreign investors from Europe and Asia is looking at the country as a base to supply major markets in the regions. 
    - 31 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 7:00am -

Financial Times: Asia Pacific Headlines

IBT: Asia Pacific

The Economist: Asia

  • A row about medals reveals disputes about East Timor’s history
    THE PRISON in the six interconnected bungalows of Comarca became notorious during the 24 years that Indonesia occupied East Timor. Many of those locked up there for resisting the occupation did not survive its torture cells. Comarca is now occupied b…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • Japanese law and social mores still treat users of soft drugs severely
    UNTIL HIS dramatic mea culpa in June, Junnosuke Taguchi was just another pop star-turned-minor actor. Dressed in funereal black, Mr Taguchi (pictured) prostrated himself in contrition before a scrum of reporters after his release on bail for drugs ch…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • India’s government is pouring money into dung
    ON SEPTEMBER 7TH mission control in Bengaluru lost contact with an Indian-designed and -built lunar probe mere seconds before it was supposed to land. Some Indians were consoled by the fact that their country had nearly pulled off an extraordinarily…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • Bangladesh tries to muffle the siren song of the capital
    INDUSTRIAL ZONES, residential developments, clinics and universities—the mayor of Mongla’s ideas for his town’s expansion seem a bit ambitious. Mongla has a mere 40,000 people; his office is in a crumbling building hemmed in by forest. But in f…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • Japanese spies, once renowned, have fallen on hard times
    IT IS RARE for James Bond to pass up a martini. But on a visit to Japan in 1967, in “You Only Live Twice”, he opts for sake—served at 98.4°F (36.9°C). “For a European, you are exceptionally cultivated,” enthuses Tiger Tanaka, a Japanese s…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • America calls off negotiations to end its 18-year war in Afghanistan
    IN THREE TWEETS (how else?) President Donald Trump upended more than a year of painstaking American negotiation with the insurgents of the Taliban, who have been fighting to overthrow the American-backed government in Afghanistan for 18 years. First…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • Far more would-be refugees arrive in Australia by plane than by boat
    NO AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT wants to look weak on “border security”. Since 2001, when John Howard, a conservative prime minister, turned back a ship which had rescued hundreds of asylum-seekers from a sinking vessel, most of them have policed the co…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:46am -
  • An election campaign in Sri Lanka stirs old ghosts

    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:46am -
  • Relations between Thailand’s army and king are becoming one-sided
    RIGID AND austere, King Chulalongkorn, the fifth monarch of Thailand’s Chakri dynasty, gazes across Bangkok’s Royal Plaza from a gleaming steed. The bronze statue is just one immovable legacy of the Thai monarchy. The mindset of the country’s a…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:46am -
  • Afghan drug barons are branching out into methamphetamines
    DRUG PRODUCERS in Afghanistan have a new line. The country responsible for growing around three-quarters of the world’s opium, as well as mountains of hashish, is diversifying into methamphetamine. The amount seized by the Afghan authorities is inc…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:46am -

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