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China commute

Unclogging inner-city arteries: the case for mass-transit systems

In many of the world's major cities, traffic gridlock comes as standard. With such high number of vehicles on the roads leading to heavy pollution and frustratingly long commuting times, the case for mass rapid-transit systems is becoming increasingly difficult for many cities to ignore.

Julia Santos

Johnson & Johnson takes outsourcing route to business growth

Julia Santos, head of global business optimisation for the Johnson & Johnson Group, explains to Barbara Njau why outsourcing is essential to the company’s business strategy.

Asias IFCs shift up a gear

Asia's financial centres make presence felt

As the global economic balance of power shifts from west to east, international financial centres in Asia are growing in prominence at the expense of their developed world counterparts. But is this shift a permanent one?

Setting the benchmark for bio

Setting the benchmark for biotechnology

An fDiIntelligence evaluation into biotech FDI between 2003 and 2011 shows that although the US is the dominant country in the sector, Asian cities lead in attractiveness for projects, competing on both quality and cost.

Indonesia keeping up with the neighbours

Will Indonesia's masterplan see it live up to its potential?

Indonesia has achieved significant economic growth in the past three years and now, with the help of a new development plan, its government has set the ambitious target of transforming the country into a major economic power by 2025. Can Indonesia compete on the same stage as Asia's behemoth economies such as India and China, or will the basic issues of infrastructure and inflation continue to hold it back?

Report shows cautious optimism among global trade executives for 2012

A report looking at global trade shows that 75% of global trade executives surveyed will spend the more or the same in 2012 as they did in 2011.

View from Asia: April/May 2012

Accounting and knowledge process outsourcing are on the rise in Asia, adding significant value to providers' operations.

Who is following the BRICs teaser

Who is following the BRICs?

As the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – realise the decade-old prediction that they would become economic superpowers, attention now turns to the global economies that will follow them.

Enrique Garcia

CAF president looks to build on Latam's boom

The president of Latin America's development bank, Enrique Garcia, is confident that the region's favourable economic climate can be maintained in the long term, provided investors in the region spread their investments far and wide.

Asia-Pacific set to lead M&A resurgence in the mid-market

As the market for mergers and acquisitions builds momentum, a survey  of advisory firms points to expected growth in the Asia-Pacific market,  particularly in south-east Asia and China.

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