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View from Asia: Local disagreements threaten regional achievements

Three of the top five global financial centres are from Asia but if tension from the Korean Peninsula and China escalates, all the progress they have made could unravel, says Lawrence Yeo.

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China and IP ownership: a risk worth taking?

China's record for not recognising intellectual property ownership is a concern for many foreign companies doing business there. But staying away from such a vast market is not an option for an ambitious global player. Erika Morphy looks into ways of avoiding IP pitfalls when doing business in the country.

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China searches for silver lining to international cloud expansion

Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Huawei and Tencent have emerged as major investors in cloud computing infrastructure. But they will have to overcome a technological, as well as reputational, gap to compete with their US peers, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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View from the C-Suite: Gaw Capital's sibling success story

The Gaw siblings combined their talents to found award-winning property private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners. Christina – younger sister of Goodwin and Kenneth – talks to Natasha Turak about bridging the East-West divide and following the millennials.

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Europe and US ramp up restrictions on Chinese FDI

The US and the EU are reworking their investment controls to restrict the acquisition of critical technology companies by countries such as an increasingly powerful China, which enjoys access to free markets globally while limiting its own. Philippa Maister reports.

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How FTAs are manoeuvring around a Trump-led US

With US participation in free-trade agreements shrouded in confusion, countries around the world are looking to form their own deals with each other, such as the proposed Asia-focused RCEP. Philippa Maister reports.

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Rakuten seeks a sporting chance in a global market

Under pressure at home from an aggressively expanding Amazon, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is looking to increase its visibility in a global push that has resulted in its sponsoring the shirts of iconic sports teams Barcelona and Golden State Warriors. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Rakhine turmoil hits Myanmar’s FDI ambitions

Investors are likely to think twice before betting on Myanmar amid international condemnation about alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

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China named 2017’s fastest growing nation brand

China’s national brand has increased significantly in 2017 at 44%, reflecting a general global dynamic where Asian countries are advancing while Western countries are stagnating.

Hutchinson latest target of India’s retro taxation

India’s $5bn retrospective demand for taxes, interest and penalty from Hutchinson for a deal done in 2017 could spook investors. N Chandra Mohan reports.

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