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What will China’s 'new normal' economic development mean for foreign investors?

China is rebalancing its economy away from investment-intensive, export-oriented industries and into service-based sectors. Jacopo Dettoni speaks to delegates at the 2016 China Business Conference to ask what impact this will have on the country's FDI scene.

New Zealand FDI hit peak in 2015

New Zealand sees FDI uptick in 2015 and also claimed a record share of total Antipodean investment.

Thailands new plan of attack

Thailand moves to upgrade economy to fight off regional competition

Thailand is betting on the development of hi-tech clusters and special economic zones to shore up economic growth and foreign investment amid increasing competition from countries such as Vietnam and Myanmar. 

View from Asia: China still a big cog in 'factory Asia' machine

A slowdown in the growth of Chinese manufacturing output may suggest a dwindling dominance in this sector, but, on the contrary, China's importance remains strong. 

A new Silk Road

New Silk Road: will revival of an old trade route bring new investment opportunities?

China's modern day Silk Road initiative will shake up the trade world, linking the country with the Middle East and Europe via rail lines that pass through central Asia and shipping routes that circumnavigate south-east Asia. But how realistic are China's aims? And who will be the initiative's ultimate winners? Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Bostjan Skalar

Waipa chief calls for focus on sustainable development goals

Waipa's newly appointed executive director, Bostjan Skalar, tells Jacopo Dettoni why developing countries must focus on priority markets and sustainable development goals in an uncertain economy.

Suma Chakrabarti

EBRD president hopes for Silk Road boost to central Asia

The EBRD registered record levels of investment in central Asia in 2015, and also welcomed China as a member. Its president, Suma Chakrabarti, tells Jacopo Dettoni why China's modern Silk Road initiative could provide multiple benefits to the region.

Denise Li

PGC Capital beats Birmingham's drum in China

For Chinese investors looking to the UK market, Birmingham may not be their first port of call. Enter PGC Capital, a Shanghai-based private equity firm, which has identified the enormous investment potential in the city and is funding a range of projects in the infrastructure, property and energy sectors. Natasha Turak explains why.  

China changes its FDI landscape

The pros and cons of China's new Foreign Investment Law

China's new Foreign Investment Law will take effect soon. Linda Yang and Shihan Huang of law firm Yingke Law assess its likely impact.

A power struggle in paradise

Maldives caught between Chinese and Indian FDI options

In a bid to attract foreign investment, the Maldives, a small group of islands in the Indian Ocean, has found itself in the middle of a power struggle between China and India, with the former looking to provide much-needed investment and the latter, with which it has historically had close ties, expressing concern over China's growing influence. Natasha Turak investigates. 

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