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Will a US-less TPP flourish or flounder?

When president Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its future was shrouded in doubt. However, 11 countries signed up to the free-trade agreement in early March, and optimism is running high among the signatories, as Philippa Maister discovers.

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View from the C-Suite: QI Group chief puts faith in power of entrepreneurship

Vijay Eswaran, executive chairman of multinational conglomerate QI Group, talks to Wendy Atkins about Africa’s potential, and why entrepreneurship is the key to bringing down unemployment levels and delivering prosperity to developing countries.

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France ponders difficult decisions over Chinese FDI

Since his election, president Emmanuel Macron has been on a mission to better control Chinese FDI in France. But doing so without threatening investors is a tricky balancing act, as Cécile Sourbes finds.

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EBRD president looks beyond India addition

India became the EBRD's 69th member in March 2018, two years after China joined. The bank's president, Suma Chakrabarti, tells Jacopo Dettoni what this means for the institution, and delves into the details of a private sector-focused development finance model that is bearing fruit. 

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View from Asia: The push to introduce AI

Asian countries are embracing artificial intelligence for its disruptive capacity, with China taking the lead. But in a diverse region where internet access is relatively curtailed, progress still has some way to go, writes Lawrence Yeo.

India looks to foreign investors to boost defence industry

India's Defence Production Policy 2018 is dependent on the input of foreign investors. N Chandra Mohan reports on its progress.

Baker McKenzie’s Anahita Thoms on the rise of FDI screening

Following the US’s lead, Germany is stepping up its FDI screening laws, especially with regards to Chinese investment in critical industries. The EU and global community are beginning to follow suit, Anahita Thoms, partner at Baker McKenzie, tells Sebastian Shehadi.

Osaka presses ahead with urban regeneration plans

Several large-scale urban development projects are underway in Osaka to cater to a growing population living downtown and boost the city’s status as a business destination and knowledge hub

FDI adding to Vietnam's economic recovery

Investment into Vietnam, led by Japan, South Korea, Singapore and China, is on the up, though the US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership is a worry

Indonesia throws its weight behind FDI

As Fitch upgrades the country’s rating, Indonesia is finally prioritising infrastructure investment. Gordon Feller reports.