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How Colombo's International Financial City became a political football

China's involvement in the Colombo International Financial City saw Sri Lanka's dependence on Beijing-backed loans and investment spike, causing a popular backlash that forced out one president and caused his successor to renegotiate terms on the deal. Jacopo Dettoni investigates where that leaves the project, and looks at how the developers can win over an uneasy population. 

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Zhuhai hopes bridge building with Hong Kong and Macau will pay off

The Chinese city of Zhuhai will soon be joined to popular investment destinations Hong Kong and Macau via a long-awaited bridge connection. Jacopo Dettoni looks at what this could mean for the city, and the Pearl River Delta region as a whole.

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Why Sakae cast its net over Idaho

Looking for a location for its R&D operations, Tokyo-based aluminium casting specialist Sakae Casting found eastern Idaho’s enthusiasm and academic structure – discovered in part due to a sister city relationship – a perfect fit for its first US venture. Courtney Fingar reports.

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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.

South Korean president proposes corporate tax increase

Big-earning companies face a corporate tax increase of more than 13%, subject to the National Assembly's approval, writes Sophie Drouliscos.

Pakistani FDI up 22.6% thanks to China

China has overtaken the US in investment in Pakistan, leading to a 22.6% increase in FDI overall. Natasha Turak reports.

US Chamber of Commerce sheds members

The US-India Business Council is the latest high-profile departure from the embattled US Chamber of Commerce, reports Natasha Turak.

Indian businesses struggle with new tax

India’s new Goods and Services Tax has the potential to boost economic growth, but is a headache for retailers. Sophie Drouliscos reports.

Amazon gets green light for food stores in India

Giant e-tailer Amazon has received permission in India for some food-only stores. The $515m deal is likely to spark similar action by local online grocery companies, as N Chandra Mohan reports.

Cairn case raises worries about India’s retrospective tax policies

Contrary to earlier pledges, the Indian government appears to be pursuing retrospective taxation, which could spook foreign investors. N Chandra Mohan reports.