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East Asian instability and the North Korea question

North Korea’s nuclear arms testing has led to ramped-up sanctions against the country – but also unintended consequences in neighbouring China. It is a reminder to business and political leaders that risks are hard to assess but easy to spread, as Erika Morphy reports.

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Is Kazakhstan's new financial centre for real?

The Astana International Financial Centre is about to come to life, backed by international big names like Nasdaq and the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Kazakh authorities have high ambitions, but past failures call for prudence. 

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Plus ça change? Reassessing the French investment opportunity

French employment law is becoming easier to navigate, and with Brexit on the horizon, the time is ripe for US companies to reassess the opportunities France presents. 

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Catalonia crisis unnerves business sector

The ongoing row over independence between the Spanish government and Catalonia is sparking an exodus of company headquarters from the region, with predictions of economic disruption for both parties if the dispute is not settled soon. Greg Campbell-Cohen reports.

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US Congress scrambles to approve tax reform

The Republicans are racing against time to meet an year-end deadline to push through a long-awaited overhaul of the national tax system. Philippa Maister reports. 

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Canada's Nafta blues

Although considerable progress has been made during the Nafta renegotiation talks, speakers at the Toronto Global Forum expressed concerns about anti-trade sentiment in the US and what it could mean for Canada

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Israeli FDI set for record year in 2017

Investment into Israel reached its highest since 2003, with another quarter still to go. Cara Lyttle reports.

Australia takes global lead for renewable electricity projects

For the first eight months of 2017, Australia was the leading country in the world for number of renewable energy electricity projects, according to fDi Markets.

Australia rises to second most popular Asia-Pacific HQ destination

Singapore has been the most popular Asia-Pacific headquarters location from 2014 onwards, according to fDi Markets, but Australia is closing the gap.

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fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2017 – the winners

The UAE's DMCC Free Zone has achieved a hat-trick, winning Global Free Zone of the Year for the third time running. Compatriot Jebel Ali Free Zone is runner up for the second year, with other award winners hailing from all around the world. Cathy Mullan reports.

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China named 2017’s fastest growing nation brand

China’s national brand has increased significantly in 2017 at 44%, reflecting a general global dynamic where Asian countries are advancing while Western countries are stagnating.

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fDi’s Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2017/18 – the winners

Singapore takes fDi’s crown once again as Asia-Pacific City of the Future, with Tokyo retaining its second place and Hong Kong rising to third. Cathy Mullan breaks down the results.

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FDI into the Asia-Pacific region was dominated by projects in the software and IT services sector in the second quarter of 2017

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