Latest articles from Asia-Pacific

India's minimum alternate tax raises concerns with foreign investors

Clarification on India's minimum alternate tax is required as foreign investors struggle to understand their liability. 

Philippines enjoys four-year growth in FDI

An fDi Markets report shows that the Philippines almost doubled project numbers between 2011 and 2014.

Vodafone India wins $690m tax battle on appeal in Bombay High Court

Verdict on October 8 overturns tax tribunal's judgment by ruling that there was no transfer of share options and reflects government's desire for early resolution of tax disputes.


Astana SEZ head of administration looks towards Expo 2017

Ilyas Zhangaskin, the head of administration of Astana's special economic zone, tells Courtney Fingar that the city's hosting of Expo 2017 will be important for the development of the SEZ, the launch of an international financial centre, and a resurgence of the area in general.


Accessible Astana: how the city's SEZ is attracting investors

Astana’s special economic zone has added to the appeal of Kazakhstan’s capital city and looks set to receive a boost through its proximity to China's planned New Silk Road. Jacopo Dettoni surveys what is on offer.


Is the Philippines about to realise its FDI potential

The Philippines has enjoyed a boom in inward FDI under the presidency of Benigno Aquino. But the country must make greater efforts to sustain its improved FDI performance if it is to catch up with its south-east Asian peers.


View from the C-Suite: DHL takes root in China

Online retail continues to grow in China, and DHL eCommerce’s Asia-Pacific division is on the spot with a new facility designed to handle the resulting flow of goods. Chief executive Malcolm Monteiro talks to Karen E Thuermer.


The turning of the investment screw

More than 2000 years ago, Greek mathematician Archimedes might just have hit upon the perfect way to explain how investors should approach emerging markets. Professor Doctor Roger Moser looks at how ancient technology applies to doing business abroad.


Astana makes its mark as an investment hub

Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital city since 1997, has grown exponentially over the past 18 years and is now central to the country’s future plans, a position emboldened by its hosting of global events such as Expo 2017. Jacopo Dettoni pays a visit.


Huawei: a global firm with a local touch

Chinese company Huawei is expanding exponentially, shipping millions of smartphones annually. But, says Karen E Thuermer, the telecommunications supplier is keen to keep it local when it comes to establishing a presence in new markets.

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