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Abe landslide paves way for Japanese constitutional reform

The coalition led by Shinzo Abe’s LDP party has secured a two-thirds majority in the Japanese Diet’s lower house, opening the way for new expansionary policies and the reform of Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Is Brexit stirring troubles for Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland has been an FDI hotspot over the past decade, but is facing the prospect of the return of a physical border with Ireland to its south in the wake of the UK's Brexit referendum. Jacopo Dettoni looks into how the country is preparing for this possibility. 

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China searches for silver lining to international cloud expansion

Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Huawei and Tencent have emerged as major investors in cloud computing infrastructure. But they will have to overcome a technological, as well as reputational, gap to compete with their US peers, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Ecuador foreign trade minister looks to mend friendships

The foreign trade minister of Ecuador talks to Jacopo Dettoni about the sectors into which the country is seeking investment, and how the new government of Lenin Moreno is rebuilding some of the international relationships jeopardised by his predecessor.

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Rakuten seeks a sporting chance in a global market

Under pressure at home from an aggressively expanding Amazon, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is looking to increase its visibility in a global push that has resulted in its sponsoring the shirts of iconic sports teams Barcelona and Golden State Warriors. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Where now for state-owned MNEs?

State-owned multinational enterprises accounted for 9% of global FDI between 2011 and 2016. But their global footprint raises questions about their political influence. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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What could Kurdistan independence mean for FDI?

Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly backed independence in September’s referendum, though neither Baghdad nor the international community recognised the outcome. Now all parties are bracing themselves for challenging negotiations with the future of the region’s oil resources at stake. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Uzbekistan forex reform reboots investment-hungry economy

Uzbekistan’s new president Shavkat Mirziyoyev faces the short-term challenges of his new monetary course to win investors back. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Eurasian Development Bank resources chief looks to fill sanctions void

Niko Vardapetyan, the managing director for natural resources at the Russia-backed Eurasian Development Bank, tells Jacopo Dettoni how the bank is plugging the financing gap caused by Western sanctions, and the bank's plans to make Eurasian economies closer and more diversified.

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Are Colombia's oil wells at risk of running dry?

Falling oil prices are making Colombia’s shrinking reserves less commercially viable. The Office of the Comptroller General fears the country could lose its oil independence by 2021, and the government is increasing efforts to reactivate the investment cycle in the sector through new incentives and regulation. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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