Latest articles from Asia-Pacific

How the biotech bug is spreading

How the biotech bug is spreading

Widely considered the Holy Grail of inward investment, the biotech industry is perceived as possessing relative immunity to economic woes. With such potentially high rewards at stake, more and more destinations are trying to gain a foothold in the sector.

Taking innovation downtown

Are inner-cities the place the build innovation?

Just what makes an innovation district? asks Emily J Brown. Is it a city’s cultural vibe, modern amenities and transport? Or is it the mix of business and cutting-edge technology located there? 

Pakistan seeks to bolster coffers

Pakistan seeks to bolster coffers

Pakistan is looking to improve its current account with the issue of the country’s first Eurobond in years, a spectrum auction for telecoms licences and the privatisation of public sector entities.

Tianjin siezes the tech initiative

Tianjin seizes the tech initiative

The Chinese city of Tianjin may lie in the shadow of investment behemoths Beijing and Shanghai, but it is still at the forefront of the country’s high-tech focus, with the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area central to its strong FDI appeal.

View from Asia: Sweet success beckons for Asian SMEs

A generational shift in Asia is working to the advantage of those small and medium-sized enterprises that are tuned into the change in consumer trends.

Is Indonesia in a jam

Will the real Indonesia please stand up?

The growth of Indonesia’s economy has made headlines in recent years, but 2014 sees the country at a crossroads, with slowing growth, a still-creaking infrastructure, an end to cheap credit from the US and uncertainty regarding the impact of economic integration with the Association of South-East Asian Nations. 

Kazakhstan records FDI growth in 2013

FDI in Kazakhstan was up in 2013, compared with 2012.

Asia-Pacific's alternative energy sector stages recovery

After four successive years of declining investment, figures from 2013 show a recovery in Asia-Pacific's alternative energy sector.

A hiatus for Indian multi-brand retail

There has been no investment in Indian multi-brand retail since September 2012, with investors likely to be holding off on deals until the results of the April election.

Japan rebalances Asian investment away from China

Formerly the largest Asian recipient of Japanese FDI, China has fallen out of favour with Japan-based companies in the past year.

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