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Asia-Pacific needs extra $459bn per year to meet infrastructure needs to 2020

Asia-Pacific countries spent $881bn on infrastructure development in 2015, but require a boost to reach the $1340bn necessary to accommodate their fast-growing economies by 2020, says the Asian Development Bank. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Saudi Aramco debuts sukuk ahead of IPO

Saudi Aramco has placed its debut riyal-denominated bond as part of efforts to raise $10bn in the debt market, ahead of an IPO in 2018. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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SA credit rating cut to ‘junk’ status

South Africa has suffered a downgrade by rating agency S&P in the light of political uncertainty and high government borrowing. Timothy Conley reports.

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Middle East free trade zones seek Brexit benefit

Dubai is among the free trade zones vying to attract UK firms that are keen to expand their global footprint following the Brexit vote. Timothy Conley reports.

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US firms consider their post-Brexit moves

US companies with UK offices will soon begin assessing whether they should move staff overseas following the UK’s EU exit negotiations, to retain access to Europe. Timothy Conley reports

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Trump stays on-script during Abe visit

Despite his rejection of the North American Free Trade Agreement (which Japan supports), US president Donald Trump has hosted a visit by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, where the two leaders committed to economic dialogue and stronger military ties. Timothy Conley reports.

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Weak sterling sparks investment surge in UK property

The depreciation of sterling has made UK real estate very attractive to foreign investors. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Proptech a major focus for investors at MIPIM 2017

Property technology has been around for a while but only now are major real estate firms taking notice, as disruptive technologies threaten to shake up the status quo. As MIPIM visitors noted, those who ignore proptech are at risk of being left behind. Natasha Turak reports.

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Poland puts new emphasis on exports

In line with a government drive to support Polish companies’ exports and international activities, the country’s revamped investment agency is adding a trade pillar to its functions. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Amazon wins $1.5bn transfer pricing dispute with IRS

Amazon has won a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service, whose calculations were criticised by the US Tax Court as “capricious and unreasonable”. Erika Morphy reports.

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