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Investment builds bridges between China and Japan

Investment builds bridges between China and Japan

While the political relationship between China and Japan remains tense, Chinese FDI into Japan has been picking up pace, with investors keen to take advantage of economic synergies between the two countries.

View from Asia: SEZs require give and take

Special economic zones (SEZs) alone are not enough to attract investment. As the varied success of Asia's existing zones show, and as is the case outside of such regions, governments have to be accommodating and incentivise foreign investors before they can reap the rewards of FDI.

India brokers investment deals with Japan

Japan has pledged more than $30bn of investment in India, following a visit by Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, to the country.

Japanese investment in Mexico on upward trend

Investment from Japan-based companies into Mexico showed a steady increase between January 2009 and December 2013.

Abenomics arrows off target

Are Abenomics arrows off target when it comes to reviving Japanese FDI?

Prime minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to double the level of FDI into Japan, but for now the country remains the ‘most closed investment market in the developed world’, according to one former EU trade commissioner. How can Japan boost its inbound investment appeal?

Japan rebalances Asian investment away from China

Formerly the largest Asian recipient of Japanese FDI, China has fallen out of favour with Japan-based companies in the past year.

Japan is 2013’s biggest investor into ASEAN region

Japan has ended traditional US dominance with investments worth $9.2bn this year

Japanese auto investment in US hits peak

Japanese investment into the US automotive sector reached record highs in 2012.

View from Asia October/November 2012

Asian countries must focus more on long-term aftercare.

German automotive OEM sector witnesses decline in job creation

In 2008 more than 3000 jobs were created as a result of FDI in the German automotive original equipment manufacturing sector, but job creation has been in decline since.

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