Latest articles from Asia-Pacific

India abolishes minimum alternate tax

Even as India's National Democratic Alliance government abolishes its minimum alternate tax, it faces criticism from foreign investors.

China unveils $46bn investment plan in Pakistan

Following a visit to Pakistan by Chinese president Xi Jinping, China has announced plans for a $46bn package of investments in the country.

Asean economic growth set to outpace EU

Full integration of the Association of South-east Asian Nations is expected by the end of 2015, and economic growth in the region is set to outpace that in the EU by 2030.

Laos

Japan's manufacturers seek out Laos's advantages

Laos may be landlocked, but Japanese investors are discovering the country’s value as an important manufacturing base for their larger operations in Thailand and beyond. 

SME supply chain

Are IPAs the missing link in the SME supply chain?

For FDI projects to have a positive impact on a region, the investing company may need to connect with local supply chains, something that, as Michal Kaczmarski finds out, economic developers are well placed to help with. 

Thailand pharma

Thailand's new lease of life

Thailand's expertise in the life sciences sector has long remained under the radar, with a lack of investment preventing many of the discoveries from its scientific community making it to the commercial stage. But a government entity, the Thailand Centre for Excellence for Life Sciences, is looking to change this.

India drafts model bilateral investment treaty

As part of its drive towards improving its investment environment, the Indian government has drafted a model bilateral investment treaty.

Investment accelerates into Chinese automotive OEM

There was a marked increase in investment into China's automotive OEM sector between 2012 and 2014.

In Dispute: India charts its own investment treaty path

India's new draft model treaty is unlike any other found in the world, and it looks set to ruffle the feathers of a number of investors.

View from Asia: a bigger, better pharmaceutical industry

Asia's pharmaceutical industry is growing at a rapid pace, with demand among its population increasing too. 

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