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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.

Switzerland leads WEF competitiveness ranking

The World Economic Forum has placed Switzerland at the top of its competitiveness index, citing the country's level of innovation, efficient labour market and sophisticated business sector as its key attributes.

India profile

Stephen Timewell talks to the Reserve Bank of India's deputy governor about the expected growth in the country's banking system, the challenges of establishing and Islamic finance sector in a country with the world's third largest Muslim population and the investment plans in infrastructure over the next five years.

Embassies make promotional play

Embassies turn their hand to investment promotion

As the capacity for embassies and diplomats to target and attract investment grows, countries are becoming increasingly eager to restructure their operations in a bid to best utilise these new promotional agents.

Hui Bao

China's focus falls on Chengdu

Chengdu is leading western China's investment charge, and Hui Bao, chairman of the Chengdu Overseas Exchanges Association and a member of Chengdu Municipal Committee, says that the growth of the city and its surrounding area is where China's focus now lies.

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