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Olam International, Singapore

Singapore agri-company Olam stays on a growth path

Olam International – a Singaporean agricultural products and food ingredients company – is reaping the rewards of its global expansion, which has largely focused on Asia and Africa. But while it has recently revised upwards its long-term net profit forecast, food price volatility, poor weather and its large debts are potential hazards in the horizon.

In Dispute February/March 2012

Will Venezuela follow the Argentinian path towards international arbitration?

HSBC report: emerging economies set to eclipse developed world by 2050

A HSBC report predicts that global growth will increasingly be powered by emerging markets until 2050.

Serbian officials highlight FDI's role in country's recovery

The deputy prime minister of Serbia hopes foreign investment will be able to help the country recover from its economic crisis.

Beijing office rental costs soar: Cushman & Wakefield

The cost of prime office space in Beijing increased by 75% in 2011, making it the third most costly city for office space in Asia behind Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Emerging economies top FDI confidence survey

China and India top AT Kearney's 2012 FDI Confidence Index, while the US drops to fourth.

Belarus ICT TEASER

Belarus capitalises on its e-potential

Hi-Tech Park in Belarus is a growing hub for both regional and international software and IT firms that offers its registered businesses economic incentives. This is one example of how the eastern European country is capitalising on its highly skilled workforce of engineers, which has also attracted the attention of the likes of Microsoft and NEC.

Belarus business environment TEASER

Preparation the key to Belarus investment

There is a common perception that investing in Belarus is only for the risk-takers. However, the country can point to many examples of companies large and small operating successfully within it. The key, according to those working in the country, is in the preparation.

Asia motors Mitsubishi

Carmakers fuelling Asian growth

Car manufacturing was among the hardest-hit sectors during the global financial crisis. However, the industry is undergoing a revival in Asia, where it is helping to drive the region's recent economic growth.

India paradox

India's mixed investment message

India is passing through the best of times and the worst of times, as a positive approach to foreign investments is gaining momentum across the country at the expense of a lack of attention given to domestic investment.

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