Latest articles from Asia-Pacific

India raises FDI insurance limit

After months of political wrangling, India has finally passed its Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill 2015, raising the FDI limit in the sector to 49%. 

Despite slowing growth, China in Africa for the long haul

China lowered its 2015 growth projections to “around 7 percent” on 5 March - the slowest rate in 24 years - amid fears that a slowdown in the Asian powerhouse could dampen economic ties with Africa.

India's new budget keeps old tax rules

In its first budget announcement since being elected, India’s National Democratic Alliance party alluded to revising the country's retrospective taxation rules, but failed to put these words into action.

South Korea pledges improvements business environment

South Korea’s trade minister has pledged to ease investment regulations and promote FDI in the country.

China plans FDI regulation reforms

In a bid to improve its investment environment, the Chinese government has released a draft proposal of a new foreign investment law. 

Sri Lanka fosters trade ties with the US

Sri Lanka's new government is keen to shed its image of being an 'emerging dictatorship', and is looking to US investors to help showcase its democratic and constitutional credentials.

Commerzbank predicts strong growth in central Asia

A report by German lender Commerzbank highlights the growth potential of central Asian economies, including Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia.

Wage increases weaken FDI flows in Indonesia

Foreign investors are shifting away from Indonesia's traditional industrial heartland in Jakarta in response to the province's increasing minimum wage. 

PwC report reveals optimism for Vietnamese FDI in 2015

A report by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers highlights the growing investment attractiveness of Vietnam.

Chinese FDI into Europe hits record high: Baker & McKenzie

According to a recent report by law firm Baker & McKenzie, Chinese FDI into Europe hit a record high in 2014. 

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