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Myanmar's FDI boom put on hold

Myanmar's new government, led by de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, is pushing through a number of long-awaited reforms and has welcomed the end of US trade sanctions. Observers are confident these are steps in the right direction, although they create room for uncertainty in the short term. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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The Modi modernisation: how India has entered the FDI elite

The reforms implemented by prime minister Narendra Modi have seen India go a long way towards reaching its rich FDI potential. And while there is still progress to make, particularly when it comes to the ease of doing business, Jacopo Dettoni reports on a country awash with optimism.

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Invest India head looks to make India work

The head of Invest India, Deepak Bagla, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about how the country’s push to become a global manufacturing hub is gathering momentum, aided by prime minister Narendra Modi's decisive and pro-investment leadership.

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Will IMF intervention help save Mongolia from Dutch disease?

Mongolia’s over-reliance on natural resources has put a strain on its economy, and a deal with the IMF offers the best hope of easing the country’s budgetary pressures. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Mindanao hopes for peace to drive development and investment

Developing Mindanao, the Philippines’ southernmost island, is a priority of president Rodrigo Duterte, and the main city, Davao, has already emerged as a dynamic business hub. However, security concerns remain as peace agreements with rebel groups have yet to be finalised, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.   

US sanctions hit Iran and China

Wide-ranging US sanctions will affect companies and individuals in Iran and China while not aimed specifically at those countries’ governments.

China eager to fill TPP void

Regional partnership shows how China could soon be writing the rules in international trade

Foreign investors give thumbs up to India’s budget

Foreign investors have reacted positively to the Indian government’s promise of further liberalisation, reports N Chandra Mohan.

Japanese automakers face uncertainty over Trump FTA threats

Japanese auto manufacturers are considering their options in the light of US threatened trade deal changes, which include investing in US plants or gaining access to existing operations through a merger. Timothy Conley reports.

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Will former air base help unblock Manila's roads?

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has made former US airbase Clark – already a free zone – a key piece of his plan to decongest Manila. His efforts will need to overcome the country’s red tape and corruption to become a reality, reports Jacopo Dettoni