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Dr Ehsanollah Bayat

Bayat Group's Afghanistan risks bring rich rewards

As the Bayat Group of Companies launches an energy arm in Afghanistan, CEO Ehsanollah Bayat tells Natasha Turak how he hopes that by showcasing the opportunities in the country, other investors will follow its lead to help grow the economy. 

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Pacific islands build resilience to boost sustainable tourism

Far-flung from each other as well as their regional neighbours, the Pacific islands have been hammered by cyclones and threatened by climate change. But their determination to face down challenges and boost tourism in a sustainable way is indomitable, writes Brian Caplen.

Myanmar’s new FDI law levels the field

Foreign and domestic investors alike have welcomed new legislation on doing business in Myanmar.

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IFSWF Conference: where should sovereign wealth funds invest?

The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) held its Eighth Annual Conference in Auckland, New Zealand in early November, which addressed issues of how sovereign wealth funds SWFs could ensure sufficiently high returns in a low-growth, low-interest rate environment and how climate change initiatives would impact investment opportunities. 

TPP: what now?

If US president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the remaining interested parties will have some tough choices to make.

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Mongolia: after the bust

The collapse of commodity prices continues to drag down the Mongolian economy, though an IMF loan could provide a short-term solution.

Nepal FDI commitments down after tough year

After suffering first a devastating earthquake, then a trade blockade with major investor India, Nepal has seen its FDI plummet in the past year. Ongoing political instability has not helped.

View from Asia: a new generation of entrepreneurs takes the reins

The challenges faced by Asia's businesses have changed over the years but the region's entrepreneurial spirit endures down the generations, writes Lawrence Yeo.

Haier's Qingdao factory

China's Haier targets US following Russian success

Chinese manufacturing giant Haier is spreading its reach from Asia to Europe and now the US, with ambitions to become a global household name. Michal Kaczmarski reports on its progress.

Smart growth for Sydney

Sydney takes smart route to expanding horizons

Sydney's population growth rate is such that it will soon no longer be able to spread outwards. To accommodate this rise, data and technology are increasingly being used to provide solutions. Douglas Clark reports on the city's smart thinking.