TEASER-SWFs shift focus: sovereign money flows south

SWFs shift focus: sovereign money flows south

The world's economic balance is shifting, and sovereign wealth funds are starting to cut their exposure to developed economies and head towards emerging markets. But facing challenges such as limited availability of 'free-float' equity, the move does not come without risk.

Indian and Chinese companies lead BRIC investment charge

Companies from India and China were leading source FDI countries among BRICs in 2011.

IMF predicts continued growth for Asia

Asia's growth is set to stay above global averages into 2013, according an IMF report.

ADB: Asia set for continued growth

The Asian Development Bank says the continent is well placed to absorb the effects of any crisis in the eurozone and continue on its growth path.

African countries warned over rising debt levels

The debt levels of many African countries are reaching dangerous levels, according to DaMina Advisors.

S&P warns MENA countries over eurozone instability

Ratings agency says downward ratings possible for many MENA countries due to weak economic growth.

Global business conditions worsen for mining sector: Behre Dolbear

Australia, Canada, Chile and Brazil still provide investors with the most stable political and economic conditions for investing in mining, but an annual ranking by an international mining advisory firm shows that the investment climate in the sector has deteriorated since 2010.

Eurozone countries should look for long-term solutions, says former Polish leader

Poland's former finance minister, central bank governor and deputy prime minister, Leszek Balcerowicz, says the solution the the eurozone's problems lies in reforms and attracting investment, not bailouts.

Albania in tourism push

Senior officials in Albania have prioritised the growth of the country's tourist industry in a bid to attract investors.

New trade laws aim to make Turkey more investor friendly

New laws aimed at increasing transparency and strengthening foreign investor rights bring Turkey in line with other EU member countries.

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