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fDiIntelligence: Asia-Pacific

  • View from Asia: Local disagreements threaten regional achievements
    Three of the top five global financial centres are from Asia but if tension from the Korean Peninsula and China escalates, all the progress they have made could unravel, says Lawrence Yeo.
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:01am -
  • China and IP ownership: a risk worth taking?
    China's record for not recognising intellectual property ownership is a concern for many foreign companies doing business there. But staying away from such a vast market is not an option for an ambitious global player. Erika Morphy looks into ways of…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • China searches for silver lining to international cloud expansion
    Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Huawei and Tencent have emerged as major investors in cloud computing infrastructure. But they will have to overcome a technological, as well as reputational, gap to compete with their US peers, as Jacopo Dettoni re…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • View from the C-Suite: Gaw Capital's sibling success story
    The Gaw siblings combined their talents to found award-winning property private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners. Christina – younger sister of Goodwin and Kenneth – talks to Natasha Turak about bridging the East-West divide and following the mi…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Europe and US ramp up restrictions on Chinese FDI
    The US and the EU are reworking their investment controls to restrict the acquisition of critical technology companies by countries such as an increasingly powerful China, which enjoys access to free markets globally while limiting its own. Philippa…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • How FTAs are manoeuvring around a Trump-led US
    With US participation in free-trade agreements shrouded in confusion, countries around the world are looking to form their own deals with each other, such as the proposed Asia-focused RCEP. Philippa Maister reports.
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Rakuten seeks a sporting chance in a global market
    Under pressure at home from an aggressively expanding Amazon, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is looking to increase its visibility in a global push that has resulted in its sponsoring the shirts of iconic sports teams Barcelona and Golden State W…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Rakhine turmoil hits Myanmar’s FDI ambitions
    Investors are likely to think twice before betting on Myanmar amid international condemnation about alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims.
    - 9 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 8:12am -
  • China named 2017’s fastest growing nation brand
    China’s national brand has increased significantly in 2017 at 44%, reflecting a general global dynamic where Asian countries are advancing while Western countries are stagnating.
    - 9 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 4:00am -
  • Hutchinson latest target of India’s retro taxation
    India’s $5bn retrospective demand for taxes, interest and penalty from Hutchinson for a deal done in 2017 could spook investors. N Chandra Mohan reports.
    - 29 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 10:56am -

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  • Pakistan is “mainstreaming” misogynist tribal justice

    Pakistan is “mainstreaming” misogynist tribal justice

    ONE evening in August Bakht Jan, a 15-year-old girl, attempted to elope with her boyfriend. Before she could meet him, relatives found her and brought her home. Although both families agreed on a swift marriage for their children, a jirga, or trib…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:51am -
  • Myanmar’s media peddle “patriotic” facts

    Myanmar’s media peddle “patriotic” facts

    EARLIER this month, in a column in a state-owned newspaper entitled “The Truth behind the Northern Rakhine Issue”, a retired general decided to rebut the “absolute absurdities” he had read in the international media. He dismissed as slurs…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:51am -
  • Why the LDP keeps winning elections in Japan: pragmatism

    Why the LDP keeps winning elections in Japan: pragmatism

    Still a bastion of the LDPTHE city of Imabari is known for its medieval castle (pictured), overlooking the Inland Sea, which separates Shikoku and Honshu, two of Japan’s four main islands. Recently, however, another landmark has attracted atten…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:51am -
  • Cambodia’s government asks the courts to abolish the opposition

    Cambodia’s government asks the courts to abolish the opposition

    No hugs for the oppositionTHE Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is nothing if not hardy. The main opposition to the government of Hun Sen, Cambodia’s strongman of 32 years, it and its precursors have long been subject to official harassment…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:51am -
  • India’s courts take the fun out of a Hindu holiday

    India’s courts take the fun out of a Hindu holiday

    High spirits, clogged lungsTHERE is a buzz in the air of India’s capital, and not just because Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is barely a week away. Along with a shopping rush and a welcome dip in temperature, the season augurs a surge i…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:50am -
  • South Korea tries to boost the economy by hiking the minimum wage

    South Korea tries to boost the economy by hiking the minimum wage

    A LOT has changed since Jeon Tae-il killed himself. In 1970, when the 22-year-old South Korean set himself alight to protest about poor working conditions, his country received millions of dollars of foreign aid. Now it is the world’s 11th-bigge…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:50am -
  • For Asia, the path to prosperity starts with land reform

    For Asia, the path to prosperity starts with land reform

    NEARLY as striking as Asia’s dynamism is how unevenly prosperity is spread—in contrast to Africa, Latin America or Europe. First-world Japan (with a GDP per person of $38,900) is in effect part of the same island chain as the Philippines ($2,9…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:50am -
  • Japanese voters want a plan to handle a declining population

    Japanese voters want a plan to handle a declining population

    Village lifeTHE city of Fukuoka, the biggest on the island of Kyushu, is buzzing. Hip young things at Fukuoka Growth Next, a city-run corporate incubator, bash away on their laptops. As the sun sets they gather to sup in the chi-chi bars beside t…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 10:54am -
  • Australia admits more migrants than any other big Western country

    Australia admits more migrants than any other big Western country

    Crowded but welcoming“THE prime reason for the decline in living standards for many Australian workers is our staggering population growth,” thunders Dick Smith, a campaigning millionaire, in an apocalyptic manifesto. He is right about the st…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 10:54am -
  • Indonesian politics are becoming less predictable

    Indonesian politics are becoming less predictable

    WITH an eager smile and only a few tufts of hair on his chin, Ibrahim, a 30-year-old protester in Jakarta, does not seem like much of a Muslim firebrand. Yet on September 29th he and his four-year-old son, Alid, who clutched a flag emblazoned with…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 10:54am -

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