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fDiIntelligence: Asia-Pacific

  • Tourism FDI takes off
    Greenfield FDI in the hotels and tourism sector had a bumper year in 2018, with huge increases in project numbers and capital investment, finds The fDi Report 2019.
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 11:41am -
  • Asia-Pacific sits atop the FDI world
    Asia-Pacific continued its reign as the world’s top greenfield FDI region in 2018 with China as the leading destination, according to an fDi Intelligence report.
    - 9 days ago, 17 May 19, 4:43am -
  • Manufacturing FDI into India on an upward curve
    Figures show 2018 was India’s best year for manufacturing FDI in seven years.
    - 16 days ago, 9 May 19, 11:47am -
  • Vietnam expert hails period of stability
    Andy Ho, CIO of VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund, an investment fund listed on the London Stock Exchange, tells Sebastian Shehadi why what the US-China trade war means for the country’s investment climate, and why Vietnam is currently so attrac…
    - 17 days ago, 9 May 19, 5:28am -
  • Sky9 founder on the new gold standards
    Ron Cao, founder of VC firm Sky9 Capital, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the impact of technology, especially from China, on global investment trends.
    - 23 days ago, 3 May 19, 11:28am -
  • Sovereign bonds and record FDI mark new era for Uzbekistan
    Winds of change are blowing through Uzbekistan’s economy, which attracted record foreign investment in 2018, while February 2019 saw the country's sovereign bond debut in London. Sebastian Shehadi reports.
    - 31 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 8:44am -
  • China FDI into Europe: A cause for concern?
    FDI project numbers from China into the EU are on a downward trend, but Europe is still a popular destination for Chinese investment.
    - 32 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 11:24am -
  • Kazakhstan centralises investment promotion efforts
    The Astana International Financial Centre will become the operational centrepiece of the country’s new integrated ecosystem to attract FDI, Jacopo Dettoni reports.
    - 32 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 10:45am -
  • Impressive start for Vietnamese FDI in 2019
    Steady growth in foreign investment to Vietnam is on track for continued success in 2019. Sebastian Shehadi reports.
    - 32 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 10:01am -
  • Israel sees rising Chinese FDI
    Israel is balancing increased Chinese investment with US suspicions surrounding Chinese tech. Sebastian Shehadi and Joel Shapson-Coe report.
    - 32 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 9:58am -

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  • How the mores of Indonesia’s biggest ethnic group shape its politics
    NO ONE BEATS about the bush quite like the Javanese, an ethnic group from Indonesia’s most populous island. Chronicling their mores in 1960 Clifford Geertz, an American anthropologist, noted that proposals for arranged marriages often start with th…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:52am -
  • Singapore’s government struggles to promote procreation
    “REAL LOVE works”, a sign outside the entrance to Singapore’s marriage registry assures visitors. Inside, however, shelves of pamphlets imply that love needs a little help. One leaflet details generous housing benefits for newlyweds. Another re…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:52am -
  • How the ruling coalition won an unexpected victory in Australia
    EVEN BY THE admission of the prime minister, Scott Morrison, it was a “miracle”. His centre-right Liberal Party was expected to lose a federal election on May 18th. Instead, it has been returned to power with more MPs than it had before. Counts a…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:52am -
  • The tortuous path to gay marriage in Taiwan
    WHEN TAIWAN became the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage on May 17th, it was not only the tens of thousands of rainbow flag-waving demonstrators outside the legislature who cheered. Advocates of equal rights across Asia declared Taiwan a…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:52am -
  • Narendra Modi scores a remarkable election victory
    AFTER A HARD-FOUGHT re-election campaign, an American president might thwack some balls down a fairway, or go shoot turkey with the boys. Narendra Modi is different. As India’s gruelling election marathon reached its seventh and final round of voti…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 6:48am -
  • A political dynast is favoured to be Japan’s next prime minister
    GLANCE AT THE members of the Diet and this much is clear: Japanese politics is a business for old men. The average age of a member of parliament is around 55, and prime ministers tend to be even older than that. So it is striking that people are tal…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 4:12pm -
  • Australian voters are increasingly concerned about climate change
    WHENEVER HE FLIES out of Melbourne, Steve Stefanopoulos gets a view of wilting grass. The reservoirs supplying the city’s water are low. It relies on a desalination plant to meet its needs. This worries Mr Stefanopoulos, the mayor of an affluent ea…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:13am -
  • South Korea mulls a way to make everyone a bit younger
    WHEN KOREANS meet a new acquaintance, one of the first questions they ask is, “How old are you?” What may seem surprising or even rude to foreign visitors is necessary to comply with Korean standards of politeness. The language has a multi-tiered…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:13am -
  • Why Afghanistan’s government is losing the war with the Taliban
    SITTING ON A dusty rug beside their lorries at the edge of Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second city, a group of middle-aged drivers explain the difference between the Taliban and the government. Both groups take money from drivers on the road, says Muha…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:13am -
  • Police in Kazakhstan inadvertently become conceptual artists
    ASLAN SAGUTDINOV had a hunch. The authorities in Kazakhstan are so intolerant of dissent, he reasoned, that it does not really matter what protesters write on their placards. Simply holding up a sign of any sort is considered subversive enough to mer…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:13am -

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