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Rebuilding the silk road

Asian economies smooth path for Silk Road resurrection

Across central Asia, from China to Kazakhstan, economies are set to benefit from the re-opening of trade routes along the historic Silk Road. Significant investment has already been made to improve the infrastructure along the route, but further investment, more cohesion between the central Asian countries involved and more politically stability in the region as a whole is needed if this great passageway between Asia and Europe is to return to its former glory.
 

View From Asia: February/March 2012

Investing in any country comes with its risks and challenges, though Myanmar presents more than most.

Promise of democracy opens up investment opportunities in Fiji

Promise of democracy opens up investment opportunities in Fiji

Political tensions have long kept Fiji off the investment map, making it difficult for the country to capitalise on its natural beauty and its bountiful resources. But with martial law lifted at the beginning of 2012 and the promise of free elections in the coming years, can Fiji convince the rest of the world that it is finally a safe place to invest?

South Korea looks to

South Korea looks to close the gap between inward and outward FDI

While South Korean firms have profited greatly from making investments abroad, the country's GDP is failing to reflect their success. If the domestic economy is to grow in the same way as the large conglomerates, the South Korean government must look to close the gap between investments going in and out of the country by attracting more FDI.

Fiji PM looks to forge a central role within south Pacific

Fiji PM looks to forge a central role within south Pacific

From tourism to mining, Fiji’s prime minister, Commodore Josaia 'Frank' Voreqe Bainimarama, outlines where he sees Fiji’s investment future, and explains how the island's attributes and location could see it become the central business destination within the south Pacific.

The blot on the Latam landscape teaser

Protests put blot on Latin America's investment landscape

Latin America's stellar reputation with investors has been dented of late by a series of protests in the region regarding mining and infrastructure projects, with fears being voiced that a number of the demonstrations are more about political opportunism than they are about the impact of these projects on local communities.

Non-equity modes of production a threat to FDI
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Non-equity modes of production a threat to FDI?

Crossborder ‘non-equity modes’ activity is estimated to have generated more than $2000bn in exports in 2010 and is reshaping global trade patterns. But despite employing up to 21 million people worldwide, the NEM concept is still being eyed with caution.

View from Europe: February/March 2012

In 2012, with the eurozone troubles still dragging on, Europe should focus on the opportunities that will open up on the continent when it hosts the Euro 2012 football tournament and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

View from the Middle East & Africa: February/March 2012

The outlook for 2012 remains bleak for much of the Middle East and north Africa, with many countries still in the grip of political unrest. But with a narrowing gap between buyers and sellers driving activity in the merger and acquisition sector, and a number of private equity firms looking to exit from their investments as their funds reach maturity, there will be some activity in the region.

China releases new guidelines for foreign investment

In a bid to encourage investment in areas such as high-end equipment manufacturing, green businesses and bioechnology, the Chinese  authorities have released an updated version of their foreign investment guidance catalogue.

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