Latest articles from Asia-Pacific

Manufacturing FDI recovers in south-east Asia in 2014

Data shows that manufacturing FDI into south-east Asia is starting to recover in 2014, following a period of decline.

Thailand firms embark upon Asean spending spree

Ahead of the launch of the Asean Economic Community in 2015, Thai companies have been hugely active in buying up firms in the region.

Beyond Beijing

Beyond Beijing: China's second-tier cities stake their claim

The sheer size of China's population means it is not just the country's bigger cities that have populations in the millions. Now the provincial capitals are proving they are worthy of overseas investment.

The next level

Can Thailand move up the value-added chain?

Thailand's attempts to move up the value-added chain have been hampered by political instability. Will its attempts to provide 'higher technology' in every sector in which it is active result in the country achieving its aims? Peter Janssen reports.

Leif Thorwaldsson

A friend indeed: business the PartnerTech way

PartnerTech's 'industrial partnership' operating model means that the company has nothing to sell and focuses specifically on the products of other companies. Its CEO explains why oil and gas solutions and medical devices are its strongest fields, and how it is targeting China and North America.

In Dispute: the start of a China arbitration trend?

A formal arbitration complaint filed against China by a South Korean housing firm may involve a relatively small sum of money, but the trend it may start could be much more substantial. 

View from Asia: Growth slowing in 2015

Growth may be slowing in the Asia-Pacific, but the overall economy is still expected to expand in 2015. 

India makes an FDI push

India has launched a new campaign aimed at attracting more FDI to the country.

IPAs key to FDI success: Frost & Sullivan

In a recent report, global consultancy Frost & Sullivan outlined the crucial but difficult role that investment promotion agencies play in attracting FDI. 

India relaxes FDI rules on construction, railways and defence

Insurance is set to be next for government's investment reform.

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