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Rita Teaotia

India's commerce secretary looks to more open global markets

Rita Teaotia, India's commerce secretary, tells Courtney Fingar how the country's momentum to drive economic reform and open up FDI is now flying into the headwinds of a global slowdown and rising protectionism.

Jeffrey Kim

South Korea investment ombudsman looks to smooth the FDI path

Dr Jeffrey I Kim, South Korea's foreign investment ombudsman, a presidentially appointed troubleshooter for investors and entrepreneurs from overseas, tells Courtney Fingar how he is working towards making it easier for foreign businesses to operate in his country.

Chinese provinces of the future 2016-17

Chinese Provinces of the Future 2016/17: the winners

Shanghai province has once again proven its credentials as an investment magnet and dominated fDi’s Chinese Provinces of the Future ranking, with Beijing and Guangdong retaining their respective second and third places. Cathy Mullan examines the results.

Myanmar sets FDI target

With a little help from the US, Myanmar hopes to capitalise on recent record FDI figures

Japanese yen up, Mexican peso down

Bloomberg surveys reveal experts’ opinion of currency winners and losers in the second half of the year.

Indonesia’s president pushes reform agenda

Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's first state visit to the UK gave him a chance to update the business community on Indonesia's efforts to modernise and liberalise the economy, as well as the “largest infrastructure plan in our history” to solve the problems of Jakarta's infamous traffic jams. 

Indonesia tourism

Indonesia looks for tourism investment lift

Indonesia's tourism figures are largely disappointing, given its picturesque beaches and spectacular landscapes. Much of this can be put down to the country's poor infrastructure, something the government is looking to address in the hope of doubling the number of holidaymakers coming to the country by 2020. Natasha Turak reports.

Indian automotive plant

India's rapid growth spikes investor interest

As China's economic growth slows, and markets around the world continue to stagnate, India is proving to be a global bright spot. This has not escaped the attention of investors, who are now flocking to the country in record numbers to take advantage of prime minister Narendra Modi business-friendly policies.

Linda Yang

Yingke International partner looks to offer Chinese companies a global guiding hand

Linda Yang of law firm Yingke International explains the thinking behind Chinese investor strategies and why mature markets further afield are beginning to attract a greater share of the country’s investment capital.

Colombo in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka ranked as most diversified island economy

The first fDi Diversification Index analysed island economies and uncovered the link between diversification and levels of overseas investment, with Sri Lanka coming out on top, followed by New Zealand and Malta.