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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.

Singapore looks to woo investors with new tax incentives

Singapore's finance minister has announced a number of new initiatives and tax incentives in a bid to attract investment to the city-state.

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?

View from Asia: April/May 2012

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

sanctions stranglehold

Negotiating the MENA sanctions stranglehold

As the EU imposes an oil embargo on Iran and the screws tighten on neighbouring Syria, foreign companies doing business with the affected countries are scrambling to stay on the right side of the law while hedging against their losses. 

Olam International, Singapore

Singapore agri-company Olam stays on a growth path

Olam International – a Singaporean agricultural products and food ingredients company – is reaping the rewards of its global expansion, which has largely focused on Asia and Africa. But while it has recently revised upwards its long-term net profit forecast, food price volatility, poor weather and its large debts are potential hazards in the horizon.

Beijing office rental costs soar: Cushman & Wakefield

The cost of prime office space in Beijing increased by 75% in 2011, making it the third most costly city for office space in Asia behind Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Emerging economies top FDI confidence survey

China and India top AT Kearney's 2012 FDI Confidence Index, while the US drops to fourth.

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