South Korea's taste for Western consumer goods has made the country a key Asian market for companies in this industry from North America and western Europe, as shown by Kimberly Clark's decision to locate a global innovation centre there.
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US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has announced that it will break its partnership with Indian retailer Bharti Enterprises.
With Indo-Japanese relations blossoming, many Japanese firms are eyeing the country's impressive domestic market, but unless India can smooth out complexities in its business environment, the new relationship risks turning sour.
M&A deals have experienced a 14% increase in total value in Latin America in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012.
M&A activity involving western European target companies is down in August, according to M&A tracker Zephyr.
South Korea has the unenviable task of setting itself up as an investment destination that can challenge nearby heavyweights China and Japan. However, the innovative use of free-trade agreements and pro-business policies are helping the country establish itself as a gateway into north-west Asia.
With its good business climate, highly educated workforce and large neighbouring countries, Finland should be easily marketable to investors but, according to the country's president Sauli Niinisto, the country needs to work harder at promoting its merits and pushing for more inward FDI.
Thailand experienced strong economic growth in 2012, with increases in private consumption and exports, according to economic and financial analysis firm Roubini Global Economics.
The Chinese government has announced a new policy that aims to simplify the administration process for new investors in the country.
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