Latest articles from Jacopo Dettoni

China's outward direct investment push

Chinese outbound investment is set to hit new heights in 2016 as both M&A and greenfield investment increase at record pace. But if the room for Beijing to increase its footprint in the global market remains big, watchdogs in Western economies are intensifying their scrutiny with regard to transparency issues. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Amazon makes a splash in India as e-commerce booms

Amazon is making headway throughout India as large sections of the country's vast population embrace e-commerce. But what impact will the American giant have on domestic internet shopping firms such as Flipkart and Snapdeal? Jacopo Dettoni investigates.


Brexodus: will foreign investors leave or remain in the UK?

IPAs from all over Europe are eyeing a piece of the UK's foreign investment inflows as uncertainty clouds the mind of investors in the aftermath of the June 23 referendum in which the country voted to leave the EU. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Will banking crisis derail Italy's M&A renaissance?

Italy is experiencing renewed interest among financial investors, which is materialising in intense M&A and private equity activity. But an unfolding banking crisis and the uncertain outcome of a key constitutional referendum are casting new shadow over its horizon, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Indonesia’s president pushes reform agenda

Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's first state visit to the UK gave him a chance to update the business community on Indonesia's efforts to modernise and liberalise the economy, as well as the “largest infrastructure plan in our history” to solve the problems of Jakarta's infamous traffic jams. 

From News

The Panama Canal reopens, but are US east coast ports ready?

Major US ports can’t handle “new-Panamax” ships, and will lose out on an increased market share of Asia-US trade flows. 

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From News

Investors regroup as Brexit challenge looms

A period of uncertainty awaits businesses as the UK votes to leave the European Union following the June 23 referendum.

From Locations

Will Jaguar Land Rover deal lead Slovakia into a golden age of FDI?

With a $1.45bn investment from Jaguar Land Rover for a new facility in the pipeline and the EU presidency in its sights, Slovakia is keen to promote its FDI appeal, both within and beyond the automotive sector. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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Central Asia and the Caucasus ponder life after oil

Authorities across the central Asia and Caucasus region are hoping a combination of reforms, privatisation and infrastructure investment will protect them against the downturn in the oil and gas markets. 

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The AIIB takes its first steps around Asia

Under the leadership of president Jin Liqun, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has revealed its development agenda – and put itself in the global spotlight regarding governance and working methods.

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