A hub for south-east Asia

Kuala Lumpur: a hub for south-east Asia

The Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur is a popular destination for tourists, and is rising in prominence as a finance and business hub for the south-east Asia region. Barbara Njau charts the city's progress.

FDI boosts job creation in Americas in 2014

Nearly 100,000 jobs were created through FDI by automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM), business services, renewables and consumer products firms in the Americas in the first six months of 2014.

Astrobotic Technologies, Pittsburgh

US manufacturers set their sights on the city

A new generation of hi-tech manufacturers in the US are driving demand for industrial space in some of the country's largest cities.

Asian investors have European brands in their sights

Fewer opportunities at home means German, French and UK names are becoming attractive prospects.

German companies bullish in the Baltic, says survey

A recent survey by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce shows that German investors are optimistic about the investment opportunities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Walmart to expand in China

Walmart has announced a plan to open more than 100 new stores in China.

Can Indonesia be a money magnet once more

Can Indonesia be a money magnet once more?

Indonesia’s investment boom has continued amid declining investor confidence and slipping GDP growth. But as the presidential election looms, what are the country’s prospects?

Western influence drives South Korean consumer goods industry

Western influence drives South Korean consumer goods industry

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.

Wal-Mart Stores and Bharti Enterprises part ways

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has announced that it will break its partnership with Indian retailer Bharti Enterprises.

Japanese firms take new interest in India

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. 

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