Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's first state visit to the UK gave him a chance to update the business community on Indonesia's efforts to modernise and liberalise the economy, as well as the “largest infrastructure plan in our history” to solve the problems of Jakarta's infamous traffic jams.
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Indonesia's tourism figures are largely disappointing, given its picturesque beaches and spectacular landscapes. Much of this can be put down to the country's poor infrastructure, something the government is looking to address in the hope of doubling the number of holidaymakers coming to the country by 2020. Natasha Turak reports.
As China's economic growth slows, and markets around the world continue to stagnate, India is proving to be a global bright spot. This has not escaped the attention of investors, who are now flocking to the country in record numbers to take advantage of prime minister Narendra Modi business-friendly policies.
Linda Yang of law firm Yingke International explains the thinking behind Chinese investor strategies and why mature markets further afield are beginning to attract a greater share of the country’s investment capital.
The first fDi Diversification Index analysed island economies and uncovered the link between diversification and levels of overseas investment, with Sri Lanka coming out on top, followed by New Zealand and Malta.
Island economies can hold unique advantages when it comes to FDI, but they also suffer from similar challenges – chiefly struggling to diversify their often small markets. fDi profiles these locations and looks at what they can do to keep their heads above water.
Spending in Asia's aerospace and defence sector is skyrocketing, and looks set to continue its growth trajectory to support increased demand both in civil and military aviation.
Thanks to its geographical importance to the One-Belt-One-Road plan, Pakistan has regained its position as a magnet for FDI from China. But there is still concern over what some countries see as unfair bias in favour of Chinese investors
Cost competitiveness was the bedrock upon which China’s position as a manufacturing powerhouse was built. But as the country seeks to move up the value chain, rising costs ensure it will need to compete on quality and other factors regardless.
Kazakhstan has been enjoying four years of consecutive growth in inward FDI, according to data from FDI monitor fDi Markets.
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