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fDiIntelligence: Asia-Pacific

  • Moody's upgrade brings FDI optimism for Mongolia
    Moody’s has upgraded Mongolia's credit rating and, with copper prices projected to rise, the resource-rich country is well positioned to garner further FDI.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 6:28am -
  • Kyrgyzstan’s deputy tourism minister dreams big
    Azamat Jamankulov, Kyrgyzstan’s deputy minister of culture, tourism and information, and its head of the department of tourism, tells Courtney Fingar about his country’s opportunities for travel industry investment.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Mahindra moves into India's industrial space
    As India retains its allure as a manufacturing destination, real estate and infrastructure developer Mahindra Lifespace Developers is rolling out industrial clusters around the country to help maintain this momentum. Courtney Fingar reports.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • View from Asia: A strong property picture
    Asia's property sector is growing at a predictably variable rate in the region's various countries, but the overall picture is a healthy one, writes Lawrence Yeo.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Mahindra head looks to play to Detroits strengths
    India’s Mahindra Group is investing in an automaking plant in Detroit to build utility vehicles from scratch. Its CEO in North America, Rick Haas, tells Philippa Maister how engineering talent and state incentives enticed the company to the city.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • View from Europe: Foreign investors should not be property price scapegoats
    Foreign investors are often blamed for sky-rocketing real estate prices. But the truth is more complex, according to two new pieces of research, as Martin G Kaspar reports.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Australia reaps the HQ dividends
    High-profile companies, particularly those in the tech industry, are increasingly choosing Australia as the location for their Asia-Pacific headquarters. Douglas Clark investigates why.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 5:16am -
  • Singapore retains FDI reinvestment crown
    Singapore is again the lead city in fDi's ranking assessing reinvestment levels, with London second and Bangalore third. Naomi Davies looks at the results.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 4:48am -
  • Is India's budget foreign investor-friendly?
    India’s latest capital gains tax has seen investors deserting the country. But are they ignoring the opportunities that still exist? N Chandra Mohan reports.
    - 17 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 5:53am -
  • China unveils measures to increase inbound FDI
    With FDI into China declining slightly in 2017, the government has come up with plans designed to boost foreign investment, including a relaxation of restrictions and tax cuts. Nexia’s Flora Luo and Scott Heidecke report.
    - 24 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 11:32am -

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  • Queensland is one of the world’s worst places for deforestation

    Queensland is one of the world’s worst places for deforestation

    Like Congo with eucalyptsMOST deforestation takes place in poor countries. In richer places, trees tend to multiply. Australia is an unhappy exception. Land clearance is rampant along its eastern coast, as farmers take advantage of lax laws to ma…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 10:47am -
  • India’s BJP government looks ever more like the one it replaced

    India’s BJP government looks ever more like the one it replaced

    AT A rally in the southern state of Karnataka the prime minister wagged his raised finger, accusing the local government, run by the rival Congress party, of creaming a 10% cut from every state contract. “Do you want a commission government, or…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 10:47am -
  • To save orangutans, think of them as money swinging from trees

    To save orangutans, think of them as money swinging from trees

    A hairy orange meal ticketTHEY move with ease. In the shade of the jungle, a round-bellied orangutan glides towards the ground. Her long limbs give her a gangly appearance, but the flaming strands of her hair are beautiful. Mina is a notoriously…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 10:47am -
  • In South Korea fortune-telling will soon be a $3.7bn business

    In South Korea fortune-telling will soon be a $3.7bn business

    DESTINY is usually said to lurk in heavy drapes of purple velvet, in the wicked glint of a crystal ball, behind a veil of heady incense or in the tuck of a gold-chiffon turban. Your correspondent went in search of hers among a crush of Korean scho…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 10:47am -
  • Elections in north-east India highlight the BJP’s political savvy

    Elections in north-east India highlight the BJP’s political savvy

    “PRESERVE our tradition and culture,” reads the sign at the front of the community hall in the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya. It is written in the raspy, clacking language of the local Khasi people, which is more closely related to K…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 10:47am -
  • In Sri Lanka, local elections have rattled the government

    In Sri Lanka, local elections have rattled the government

    TO CRITICS of Mahinda Rajapaksa, local-council elections that were held in Sri Lanka on February 10th felt like a horror film, as the controversial ex-president rose from his silk-lined political coffin to declare victory. And what a victory it wa…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 10:48am -
  • Myanmar’s peace process is not living up to its billing

    Myanmar’s peace process is not living up to its billing

    The rough path to peace“AS FAR as I remember, we’ve always been at war with the Burmans,” says Nya Ter, the leader of Ei Tu Hta, a camp for displaced people on the border between Myanmar and Thailand. He and the other 2,600 or so residents…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 10:48am -
  • Young Japanese are surprisingly content

    Young Japanese are surprisingly content


    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 10:48am -
  • Detente on the Korean peninsula is a relief

    Detente on the Korean peninsula is a relief

    YOU have to pinch yourself when thinking about the change. Barely three months ago the Korean peninsula appeared to teeter on the brink. As Kim Jong Un hurled ballistic missiles into the seas around him, having recently tested a nuclear bomb (the…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 10:48am -
  • The conviction of Khaleda Zia hobbles Bangladesh’s opposition

    The conviction of Khaleda Zia hobbles Bangladesh’s opposition

    Bygone begumKHALEDA ZIA has been in and out of the courts for over a decade. She has been charged in 37 different cases, most concerning corruption or abuse of power during her two stints as prime minister, in 1991-96 and 2001-06. But the verdict…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 10:46am -

WSJ: What's News Asia

  • newMonths Before Florida Shooting, 911 Calls Show a Teenager in Crisis
    A person close to Nikolas Cruz warned the FBI she was concerned he would “get into a school and just shoot the place up,” according to a transcript of her call to a tip line. “I know he’s—he’s going to explode,” she said.
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Feb 18, 11:59pm -
  • newChairman of China's Geely Has 9.7% Stake in Daimler
    The self-made billionaire chairman of Chinese car maker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has accumulated a stake worth about $9 billion in German car and truck giant Daimler AG—the biggest overseas investment yet by China Inc. in the West’s autom…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Feb 18, 11:55pm -
  • newWhite House Unveils 'Largest Ever' Set of Sanctions on North Korea
    The Trump administration levied what it called its largest ever North Korea sanctions package, hitting dozens of shipping and trading companies as it seeks to shrivel foreign-currency revenues to the nuclear-armed regime.
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Feb 18, 8:22pm -
  • newChina's 'Heavy Hand' With Anbang Rattles Some Analysts
    Chinese regulators’ move to seize Anbang Insurance, which some view as a quasi-nationalization of the company, sheds light on how far these so-called gray-rhino conglomerates have fallen out of favor with President Xi Jinping’s government.
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Feb 18, 7:52pm -
  • newHuawei's U.K. Relationship Raises U.S. Concerns
    Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese maker of smartphones and telecom gear, is seen in Washington as a potential tool of state-sponsored spying, but Britain and several other U.S. allies are embracing Huawei’s technology.
    - 22 hours ago, 23 Feb 18, 3:30pm -

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