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ADB meeting: investment in digital brings big dividends

Speakers at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in Yokohama were keen to stress the transformative effect of technology investment. John West reports.

New tax havens surface for Indian funds

France and the Netherlands are among those countries to benefit from changes to India’s tax rules. N Chandra Mohan reports.

Race to finance Asia's infrastructure heats up

The competition between institutions to bridge Asia’s financing gap is both good news and bad. John West reports from the ADB’s annual meeting in Yokohama.

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Guangzhou vice-mayor calm over keeping US investors keen

Amid increased uncertainty over the future of US-China trade, Guangzhou is continuing to pull in investment from major North American companies. The city's vice-mayor, Cai Chaolin, tells Karen E Thuermer why he attributes this to a focus on cultivating sophisticated and hi-tech industries.

View from Asia: Global headwinds will check pace of Asian growth in 2017

Manufacturing in south-east Asia, including China, had a stellar 2016, but headwinds such as possible US protectionism and other political developments, are likely to dampen growth this year, writes Lawrence Yeo.

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The race to become Asia's Silicon Valley

Numerous countries throughout Asia are embracing the start-up culture and hoping to win themselves the tag of 'Asia's Silicon Valley'. Jacopo Dettoni looks at the contenders and assesses the hurdles they face in emulating the famous Californian cluster.

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VinaCapital helps Vietnam maximise investment potential

Investment firm VinaCapital is leveraging off Vietnam’s impressive growth as state-owned enterprises are privatised or private businesses are floated, attracting interest from foreign multinationals. But the key to its strategy is ensuring benefits feed back into the local economy, as managing director Andy Ho tells Natasha Turak.

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Maldives tourism minister seeks a certain type of growth

The Maldives has navigated global financial crises and political instability while maintaining tourism growth and leading the world in environmental innovation. The country's minister of tourism, Moosa Zameer, tells Natasha Turak how he intends to stay ahead of the game.

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Shifting sands: will Hulhumalé project ease pressure on the Maldives?

With capital Malé overcrowded and the rest of its population scattered across almost 200 islands, providing key services to the people of the Maldives provides the country's authorities with a headache. With this in mind, the government has been developing a 'second city' on an island near Malé, in which it hopes a large number of Maldivians will choose to live. Natasha Turak reports.

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Maldives pushes sustainability at home and abroad

Environmental issues are a prime concern for the Maldives, as rising sea levels threaten its twin industries of tourism and fishing. Besides lobbying on international measures to mitigate climate change, the government is focusing on managing sanitation and promoting renewable energy locally, as Natasha Turak discovers. 

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