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Vietnam leads emerging market greenfield FDI performance index

The south-east Asian nation is punching almost 6.5 times above its weight when it comes to greenfield inward investment levels.

Brexit gives Indian investors pause

The UK’s decision to leave the EU is forcing Indian investors to reconsider their operations in the country, particularly regarding steel production and IT services.

Thailand FDI at an 11-year low

Disappointing first-half figures for Thailand are partly explained by French supermarket group’s withdrawal, says central bank governor.

Japan struggles to improve inward FDI

Abenomics reforms promised to revamp FDI, yet have gained little traction so far. But behind the official statistics, something is stirring. 

Taiwanese investors look south

The recently-elected president of Taiwan is talking up her New Southbound Policy – but not everyone is convinced.

China's outward direct investment push

Chinese outbound investment is set to hit new heights in 2016 as both M&A and greenfield investment increase at record pace. But if the room for Beijing to increase its footprint in the global market remains big, watchdogs in Western economies are intensifying their scrutiny with regard to transparency issues. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Japanese investors use Thilawa SEZ as gateway to Myanmar

Japanese investors are increasingly eyeing Myanmar's newly open markets as they strive to compete with the Chinese counterparts and increase their presence across Asia. Their role in the development of the Thilawa special economic zone is just one example of this.

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China's tech target: domestic dominance leads to global ambition

China's tech companies have thus far largely concentrated on cracking their considerable domestic market. However, led by the likes of Alibaba and Huawei, they are now increasingly looking to expand globally, into both developed and emerging economies.

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Amazon makes a splash in India as e-commerce booms

Amazon is making headway throughout India as large sections of the country's vast population embrace e-commerce. But what impact will the American giant have on domestic internet shopping firms such as Flipkart and Snapdeal? Jacopo Dettoni investigates.

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The countries behind the coming middle-class revolution

A report by Ogilvy & Mather has identified an emerging middle class that will drive consumer trends and social change over the next 10 years. Stemming largely from Asian countries such as India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, these emerging consumers are increasingly female, young and 'progressive' Muslims. Natasha Turak reports.