Latest articles from Asia-Pacific

Laos

Japan's manufacturers seek out Laos's advantages

Laos may be landlocked, but Japanese investors are discovering the country’s value as an important manufacturing base for their larger operations in Thailand and beyond. 

SME supply chain

Are IPAs the missing link in the SME supply chain?

For FDI projects to have a positive impact on a region, the investing company may need to connect with local supply chains, something that, as Michal Kaczmarski finds out, economic developers are well placed to help with. 

Thailand pharma

Thailand's new lease of life

Thailand's expertise in the life sciences sector has long remained under the radar, with a lack of investment preventing many of the discoveries from its scientific community making it to the commercial stage. But a government entity, the Thailand Centre for Excellence for Life Sciences, is looking to change this.

India drafts model bilateral investment treaty

As part of its drive towards improving its investment environment, the Indian government has drafted a model bilateral investment treaty.

Investment accelerates into Chinese automotive OEM

There was a marked increase in investment into China's automotive OEM sector between 2012 and 2014.

In Dispute: India charts its own investment treaty path

India's new draft model treaty is unlike any other found in the world, and it looks set to ruffle the feathers of a number of investors.

View from Asia: a bigger, better pharmaceutical industry

Asia's pharmaceutical industry is growing at a rapid pace, with demand among its population increasing too. 

Shared services

Global BPO market remains resilient

Global business process outsourcing is going from strength to strength, and while developed countries have dominated as sources of investment, developing countries are also starting to emerge.  

Chinese companies

China's maturing economy seeks FDI diversity

As China’s economy matures, there has been a shift in the country’s outbound FDI focus as global market influence and brand awareness become drivers of investment. 

Kazakhstan

Is Kazakhstan set for EEU investment hub status?

Kazakhstan is gunning to be the investment hub for the recently launched Eurasian Economic Union, but the collapse of the Russian rouble has left companies investing in the country struggling to turn a profit. 

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