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Asias IFCs shift up a gear

Asia's financial centres make presence felt

As the global economic balance of power shifts from west to east, international financial centres in Asia are growing in prominence at the expense of their developed world counterparts. But is this shift a permanent one?

Indonesia keeping up with the neighbours

Will Indonesia's masterplan see it live up to its potential?

Indonesia has achieved significant economic growth in the past three years and now, with the help of a new development plan, its government has set the ambitious target of transforming the country into a major economic power by 2025. Can Indonesia compete on the same stage as Asia's behemoth economies such as India and China, or will the basic issues of infrastructure and inflation continue to hold it back?

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Have IPAs finally grown to love social media?

While most investment promotion agencies are yet to define a social media strategy, there is almost unanimous agreement that such a strategy can prove key to investment promotion efforts.

In Dispute April/May 2012

India’s courts do not pass muster, according to international arbitrators. 

View from the Middle East and Africa: April/May 2012

As political unrest continues to put off investors from some north African countries, it is 'business as usual' in the more stable Morocco.

View from Asia: April/May 2012

Accounting and knowledge process outsourcing are on the rise in Asia, adding significant value to providers' operations.

Pennsylvania attracts record levels of investment for 2011

Investment into Pennsylvania hit record levels in 2011 with $5.18bn-worth of deals reported, according to fDiMarkets, with the city of Pittsburgh recording particularly impressive figures.

Middle East records stellar M&A figures

The Middle East's merger and acquisition activity continues to recover, despite political unrest in the region.

Inditex top company for FDI projects in 2011

Spanish clothing group Inditex invested in the most new projects of any company in 2011, with 87.

India’s proposed tax law could trigger FDI exits

In a bid to reduce the country's budget deficit, the Indian government is considering the introduction of a new bill, which would require foreign companies to make retrospective tax payments. But international companies unanimously agree that such a law would lead to their retreat from the country.

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