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Depressed US looks to China for stimulus

Depressed US looks to China for stimulus

The US midwest was hit hard during the financial crisis but an unlikely source is helping to spark its revival, with Chinese firms making their presence increasingly felt in the region with a series of investments

Hong Kong opens up

Will Hong Kong’s new law win FDI?

The introduction of an anti-competition law in Hong Kong promises to open up closed industries and attract foreign investment, but authorities are concerned it could undermine the region’s competitiveness.

Tax trap for investors in US

Firms investing in the US need to be aware of tax issues on a state and local level, as well as federally. 

China woos foreign companies to western provinces

China has lowered tax rates for foreign businesses investing in the western provinces to stimulate development.

Agency to connect Chinese investors with European companies

New agency to support China investment abroad shows the country's push to expand on a global scale.

An overprotective instinct

Will Mongolia's overprotective instinct deter investors?

Faced with a highly nationalistic electorate, particularly where China is concerned, resource-rich Mongolia has introduced a new foreign investment law aimed at protecting its natural assets. However, as its recent dispute with state-owned Chinese firm Chalco shows, the results could damage the country's international reputation.

View from Asia October/November 2012

Asian countries must focus more on long-term aftercare.

When profits go into hiding TEASER

Where do the profits of Russian and Chinese companies go?

Why are profit margins among unlisted Chinese and Russian firms so low, particularly when compared with those of fellow BRIC economies India and Brazil? A study from the Institute for Emerging Market Studies highlights the perils of moving from a communist to a market economy.

In Dispute October/November 2012

The new bilateral investment treaty between Canada and China raises as many questions as it answers.

Think tank chairman says Chengdu could be Silk Road hub

Chengdu is experiencing rapid economic growth, but independent think tank Horasis has said the city must diversify its offering beyond manufacturing if it is to establish itself as one of China's main economic hubs.

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