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A new direction

Chengdu sends Chinese FDI in a new direction

The aftermath of the global financial crisis has seen the rapid growth of China's large eastern cities slow. This has caused attention to increasingly turn towards inland areas of the country, and chief among them is the city of Chengdu. Barbara Njau reports on why this south-western centre is attracting more and more FDI attention.

Chengdu: a way in to western China

Chengdu: a way in to western China

Chengdu is establishing itself as an investment hub in western China. The city already has established automotive and bio-pharmaceutical industries, while its growing population is increasingly attracting the attention of the multinational retail brands.

(Photo, left: Chengdu at night copyright: Zhang dezhong)

Park life

Chengdu's technology parks impress on all scores

The Chengdu government's long-term focus on the high-tech industries appears to be paying off, as its technology parks are attracting international names brought in by the city's pro-business attitude and deep talent pool.

FDI into China slows

Figures from the first six months of 2012 show FDI into China slowing compared to the first six months of 2011, with a notable decline in the number of projects in Shanghai.

Growth in crossborder investments to slow: Unctad

Between 2012 and 2014, the level of crossborder investment will continue to grow but at a slower pace, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Will Ghana's political changes alter investment climate?

With Ghana's opposition party, New Patriotic Party, looking increasingly likely to secure victory in the counry's forthcoming elections, analysts believe that the investment climate is set to change dramatically for foreign investors.

China's megalopolises on the rise: EIU report

A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit projects that the number of megalopolises in China will almost double by 2020, as the country's rapidly growing population becomes increasingly urbanised.

Emerging markets set business example: Tata study

A recent survey shows that companies from emerging markets are looking to the developing world both for the best growth strategies and for expansion opportunities.

Shifts to the east benefit Hong Kong and Singapore

As an increasing number of financial services firms look to establish operations in Asia, Hong Kong and Singapore are emerging as the most attractive destinations.

TEASER-Getting the best out of the BRICs

Getting the best out of the BRICs

Companies setting up shop in Brazil, Russia, India and China are becoming increasingly dependent on financial outsourcing to navigate unfamiliar and often complex local legislation. While there are many advantages to outsourcing financial operations, there are myriad factors to consider before these can be realised.

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