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China's outward direct investment push

Chinese outbound investment is set to hit new heights in 2016 as both M&A and greenfield investment increase at record pace. But if the room for Beijing to increase its footprint in the global market remains big, watchdogs in Western economies are intensifying their scrutiny with regard to transparency issues. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Myanmar's Thilawa SEZ

Japanese investors use Thilawa SEZ as gateway to Myanmar

Japanese investors are increasingly eyeing Myanmar's newly open markets as they strive to compete with the Chinese counterparts and increase their presence across Asia. Their role in the development of the Thilawa special economic zone is just one example of this.

Baidu

China's tech target: domestic dominance leads to global ambition

China's tech companies have thus far largely concentrated on cracking their considerable domestic market. However, led by the likes of Alibaba and Huawei, they are now increasingly looking to expand globally, into both developed and emerging economies.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon makes a splash in India as e-commerce booms

Amazon is making headway throughout India as large sections of the country's vast population embrace e-commerce. But what impact will the American giant have on domestic internet shopping firms such as Flipkart and Snapdeal? Jacopo Dettoni investigates.

View from Asia: Seeking the Brexit benefits

Although there are no precedents for calculating the effect of Brexit on Asian trading, it is unlikely to cause big upheaval and may encourage UK and EU businesses to diversify into Asia. 

India train

The countries behind the coming middle-class revolution

A report by Ogilvy & Mather has identified an emerging middle class that will drive consumer trends and social change over the next 10 years. Stemming largely from Asian countries such as India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, these emerging consumers are increasingly female, young and 'progressive' Muslims. Natasha Turak reports.

Rita Teaotia

India's commerce secretary looks to more open global markets

Rita Teaotia, India's commerce secretary, tells Courtney Fingar how the country's momentum to drive economic reform and open up FDI is now flying into the headwinds of a global slowdown and rising protectionism.

Jeffrey Kim

South Korea investment ombudsman looks to smooth the FDI path

Dr Jeffrey I Kim, South Korea's foreign investment ombudsman, a presidentially appointed troubleshooter for investors and entrepreneurs from overseas, tells Courtney Fingar how he is working towards making it easier for foreign businesses to operate in his country.

Chinese provinces of the future 2016-17

Chinese Provinces of the Future 2016/17: the winners

Shanghai province has once again proven its credentials as an investment magnet and dominated fDi’s Chinese Provinces of the Future ranking, with Beijing and Guangdong retaining their respective second and third places. Cathy Mullan examines the results.

Myanmar sets FDI target

With a little help from the US, Myanmar hopes to capitalise on recent record FDI figures

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