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a sustainability push

Maldives pushes sustainability at home and abroad

Environmental issues are a prime concern for the Maldives, as rising sea levels threaten its twin industries of tourism and fishing. Besides lobbying on international measures to mitigate climate change, the government is focusing on managing sanitation and promoting renewable energy locally, as Natasha Turak discovers. 

Asia-Pacific needs extra $459bn per year to meet infrastructure needs to 2020

Asia-Pacific countries spent $881bn on infrastructure development in 2015, but require a boost to reach the $1340bn necessary to accommodate their fast-growing economies by 2020, says the Asian Development Bank. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

an fdi catch

Maldives goes down sustainability route to capture fisheries FDI

Fish are a major natural resource for the Maldives, providing dietary protein and supporting an industry employing one-fifth of the population. Now the country, which is proud of its credentials in sustainability, is keen to develop value-added production, fisheries and agriculture minister Mohamed Shainee tells Natasha Turak.

the first resort

The first resort: how FDI can help the Maldives to preserve its paradise

The Maldives is renowned all over the world as an idyllic beach destination, a reputation it has worked hard to cultivate. However, as Natasha Turak discovers, investment opportunities abound on the island chain, as it looks to diversify its economy and safeguard its future.

Trump stays on-script during Abe visit

Despite his rejection of the North American Free Trade Agreement (which Japan supports), US president Donald Trump has hosted a visit by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, where the two leaders committed to economic dialogue and stronger military ties. Timothy Conley reports.

Osaka pins hopes on Expo opportunity

The Japanese city of Osaka has ambitions to slip-stream on Tokyo’s hosting the 2020 Olympics by putting on the global Expo five years later, reports Courtney Fingar.

Zhong Shan

China’s new commerce minister vows to relax FDI restrictions

China’s newly appointed commerce minister, Zhong Shan, has pledged to lift restrictions and expand free trade zones to shore up declining FDI. Timothy Conley reports.    

North American FDI into China continues to fall

North American investment into China is following a downward trend that began in 2013. James Whitten reports.

Indian rule changes spark concern among Japanese investors

India's attractiveness to Japan investors could be hit by concerns over rule changes by India's Reserve Bank that apparently overturn agreed contracts, reports N Chandra Mohan.

Rollercoaster year for Indian FDI from the UK

Indian FDI from the UK fluctuated wildly in 2016, reports Julie Reynolds.