The Indian government has announced plans to increase the proportion of foreign investment allowed in insurance companies and pensions in the country, but it still has to pass the reform in parliament where it will face stiff opposition.
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A new plan is set to boost mining activities and green energy production in the Canadian province of Quebec.
In a bid to stimulate growth and plug gaps in its market, Israel is focusing on attracting investment in its technology sector by launching its first technology hub.
The new president of Mexico has signalled his intention to open up the country's oil industry.
Chengdu is experiencing rapid economic growth, but independent think tank Horasis has said the city must diversify its offering beyond manufacturing if it is to establish itself as one of China's main economic hubs.
A suit being brought against the Lao government at the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes could damage the country's reputation, deterring further foreign investment.
A recent report by the Vale Columbia Centre on Sustainable International Investment has found that most investment treaties fail to include home-country measures, which could help encourage FDI and economic co-operation.
The World Economic Forum has placed Switzerland at the top of its competitiveness index, citing the country's level of innovation, efficient labour market and sophisticated business sector as its key attributes.
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