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Singapore introduces scheme to boost M&A volume

A change to Singapore's M&A law presents window of opportunity for foreign buyers.

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China clarifies its social security requirements for foreign workers

A new measure is being introduced in China to clarify the level of social security insurance required for foreign workers, but it will cost both employers and employees alike.

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UK corporates show shifting sentiment towards expansion and capital expenditure

Results from Deloitte's quarterly CFO survey show that many UK corporates are taking fewer risks and concentrating on cost control, as a result of the uncertain economic climate. 

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Ukraine and the Crimea invest in infrastructure to boost tourism

In ten years time, Ukraine and the Crimea aim to attract 20 million tourist per year. Speaking at the International Black Sea Economic Forum, vice prime minister and minister of infrastructure of Ukraine, Boris Kolesnikov explained how investing in infrastructure will help the country reach this goal.

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Nanotechnology set to make immediate impact

Nanotechnology is predicted to have a wide impact on all manufacturing sectors in the near future.

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Joint infrastructure ventures benefit the Middle East

PPPs in the Middle East and north Africa are set to boost the region with $100bn in investments planned for the next five years.

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Short sea shipping set for Great Lakes

Could the European-style non-ocean-going cargo shipping benefit North America?

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IPAs urged to reduce education gap

Outgoing vice president of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies urges investment promotion agencies to adopt measures that attract FDI primarily focused on building a sustainable cadre of skilled labour in developing countries.

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Healthy growth of international tourism in first half of 2011

All world regions have seen sustained demand in international tourism, with the exception of the Middle East and north Africa.

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UNCTAD: bleak prospects for developed economies

Excessive fiscal and monetary retrenchment could derail economic recovery, warns UNCTAD secretary general.

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