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View from Asia: China still a big cog in 'factory Asia' machine

A slowdown in the growth of Chinese manufacturing output may suggest a dwindling dominance in this sector, but, on the contrary, China's importance remains strong. 

A new Silk Road

New Silk Road: will revival of an old trade route bring new investment opportunities?

China's modern day Silk Road initiative will shake up the trade world, linking the country with the Middle East and Europe via rail lines that pass through central Asia and shipping routes that circumnavigate south-east Asia. But how realistic are China's aims? And who will be the initiative's ultimate winners? Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Suma Chakrabarti

EBRD president hopes for Silk Road boost to central Asia

The EBRD registered record levels of investment in central Asia in 2015, and also welcomed China as a member. Its president, Suma Chakrabarti, tells Jacopo Dettoni why China's modern Silk Road initiative could provide multiple benefits to the region.

Denise Li

PGC Capital beats Birmingham's drum in China

For Chinese investors looking to the UK market, Birmingham may not be their first port of call. Enter PGC Capital, a Shanghai-based private equity firm, which has identified the enormous investment potential in the city and is funding a range of projects in the infrastructure, property and energy sectors. Natasha Turak explains why.  

China changes its FDI landscape

The pros and cons of China's new Foreign Investment Law

China's new Foreign Investment Law will take effect soon. Linda Yang and Shihan Huang of law firm Yingke Law assess its likely impact.

Wang Jianlin leads Chinese investors into India

Property billionaire Wang Jianlin's $9bn commitment to build an industrial park in northern India is part of an influx of Chinese investment in a country that needs foreign capital for vital infrastructure projects.

US to see increased investment from China

The slowdown at home and a need to diversify are causing Chinese investors to focus on the US, but, according to a new report, concerns about the regulatory environment are widespread.

Hong Kong to reposition itself as maritime services leader

Hong Kong has lost its pre-eminence as an Asian port to mainland competitors. Now its government has unveiled a range of measures to try to win back logistics and freight business from cities such as Shanghai and Dalian.

China closes the innovation gap

China closes the innovation gap

There has been a significant shift in R&D spending in recent years, with China accounting for an increasing proportion of this investment. But global perceptions are yet to reflect this new shift in spending, with many outside of the country sceptical regarding China's R&D credentials and concerned about its poor reputation for IP protection.

IMF adds yuan to reserve currencies

The International Monetary Fund has added the Chinese currency to the Special Drawing Rights basket.

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