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South Korea looks to high-end industries

South Korea looks to high-end industries

The economic rise experienced by South Korea in the latter half of the 20th century has stagnated along with a slump in exports. However, to augment its strengths in manufacturing and technology, the country is embracing the tourism industry, with some notable success.

South Korea means business

South Korea means business

South Korea's economy has flourished in the past few decades, thanks in no small part to the success of global conglomerates such as Kia, Hyundai and Samsung. But does the dominance of these companies stifle competition in the country, and make it vulnerable to a global downturn?

Developing economies drive M&A shifts

Developing economies drive M&A shifts

Multinational corporations in emerging markets are increasingly looking to combine forces with companies in Europe and the US, benefiting from the technology and brand equity of companies in the developed markets. 

Kenya at a political crossroads

Kenya at a political crossroads

Investors will be watching and waiting as Kenyans get ready to elect a new prime minister, mindful of the violent outbreaks following the announcement of 2007’s election results.

Can the Philippines keep BPO crown

Can the Philippines keep BPO crown?

The Philippines has experienced exponential growth in its business process outsourcing sector in recent years, but the country's underdeveloped infrastructure is in danger of limiting its growth in the sector in the future.

IN PROFILE - AFRICA FM

In profile: Africa's finance ministers

The finance ministers of Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe speak to fDi about the investment prospects of their countries and those of Africa in general.

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia's government is targeting achieving high-income status by 2020, and sees foreign investment as being crucial to it realising this goal. However, it is wary of the country's economy being overdependent on business from overseas.

African countries at risk of reduced FDI

Africa's economies are set to struggle to maintain economic course as many face decreasing FDI and portfolio inflows from the west.

S&P warns MENA countries over eurozone instability

Ratings agency says downward ratings possible for many MENA countries due to weak economic growth.

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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