Latest articles from Jacopo Dettoni

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Japan's Tohoku region uses FDI to rebuild and reboot

Disaster-hit areas in Japan’s Tohoku region are slowly recovering as basic infrastructure is being restored. The focus is now shifting on a combination of start-ups, tourism and innovative sectors such as robotics to reengineer local economies, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Brexit, the UK and FDI: one year on

FDI into the UK has dropped in the year since the Brexit referendum. Jacopo Dettoni assesses how foreign and outward-looking domestic businesses are coping with the uncertainty that the vote has created.

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Asian Development Bank meeting 2017: addressing age-old problems

Opportunities and challenges brought about by economic growth across Asia, as well as the demographic timebomb the continent faces, dominated the 2017 Asian Development Bank annual meetings in Yokohama on May 4 to May 7. Jacopo Dettoni fleshed out the main topics with some key speakers. 

From News

UK hung parliament leaves investors hanging

The Conservative party failed to secure a majority in the House of Commons in June 8’s snap election. Lobby groups are pushing for a government to be formed ahead of imminent Brexit talks. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Reforms “will increase Bahrain’s business appeal”

Simon Galpin, managing director at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, tells Jacopo Dettoni about the ongoing reform process aimed at making the island economy “even more business-friendly”. 

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Mexico looks to Asia as Trump effect bites

With a possible review of Nafta around the corner and the war of words with US president Donald Trump showing no sign of abating, Mexico’s state officials and the national government are scrambling to strengthen ties with Asian investors, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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West Midlands makes the most of manufacturing advantage

The West Midlands region has a strong reputation for manufacturing, with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce among its satisfied customers. However, this cluster now faces new challenges, such as catering to advanced manufacturing demands and adjusting to a post-Brexit landscape. Jacopo Dettoni surveys the scene.

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The race to become Asia's Silicon Valley

Numerous countries throughout Asia are embracing the start-up culture and hoping to win themselves the tag of 'Asia's Silicon Valley'. Jacopo Dettoni looks at the contenders and assesses the hurdles they face in emulating the famous Californian cluster.

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Mexico deputy economy minister rules out trade restrictions in Nafta negotiations

Mexico will not accept US limitations in the form of tariffs or quantitative managed trade schemes, deputy economy minister Juan Carlos Baker tells Jacopo Dettoni. There might be room to review the rule of origin – but only if this strengthens regional value chains.  

From News

Asia-Pacific needs extra $459bn per year to meet infrastructure needs to 2020

Asia-Pacific countries spent $881bn on infrastructure development in 2015, but require a boost to reach the $1340bn necessary to accommodate their fast-growing economies by 2020, says the Asian Development Bank. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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