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Osaka pins hopes on Expo opportunity

The Japanese city of Osaka has ambitions to slip-stream on Tokyo’s hosting the 2020 Olympics by putting on the global Expo five years later, reports Courtney Fingar.

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China’s new commerce minister vows to relax FDI restrictions

China’s newly appointed commerce minister, Zhong Shan, has pledged to lift restrictions and expand free trade zones to shore up declining FDI. Timothy Conley reports.    

North American FDI into China continues to fall

North American investment into China is following a downward trend that began in 2013. James Whitten reports.

Indian rule changes spark concern among Japanese investors

India's attractiveness to Japan investors could be hit by concerns over rule changes by India's Reserve Bank that apparently overturn agreed contracts, reports N Chandra Mohan.

Rollercoaster year for Indian FDI from the UK

Indian FDI from the UK fluctuated wildly in 2016, reports Julie Reynolds.  

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Samoa PM applies IFC and tourism focus

Samoa’s prime minister, Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, tells Brian Caplen why the country is keen to remain a financial centre, and how it plans to increase flight seats and boost visitor numbers.

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A dip into the unknown: why investors are eyeing Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s relaxed approach to life extends to its business environment, with low taxes and a light-touch regulatory regime. Besides plenty of room for expanding tourism, it offers potential investors a youthful workforce and unexploited natural resources, as Brian Caplen reports.

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Chinese influx boost Pacific Islands' tourism coffers

Chinese and Indian tourists are providing a boon for some of the Pacific Islands. However, away from the stronger economies such as Fiji, the familiar problem of not enough top-quality hotels or long-haul flights means that the whole area is not quite reaching its full potential, as Brian Caplen discovers.

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South Pacific financial centres hit by derisking global banks

Regulations against money laundering and financing terrorism are pushing international banks to derisk by closing lines with money transfer businesses. As many Pacific Islands rely heavily on remittance flows, some are now questioning the benefits of remaining an IFC. Brian Caplen reports.

View from Asia: Outlook bright for tourism growth

The resilience of Asia-Pacific’s economy will continue to support the region’s leading performance in the tourism sector.

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