Latest articles from Jacopo Dettoni

ALEXEI CHEKUNKOV
From Locations

Russia looks East in push to develop Siberian resources

Siberia is a land of opportunities open for business, as Alexei Chekunkov, the head of the Far East Development Fund established by Moscow to foster growth in the distant region, tells Jacopo Dettoni. 

Lithium in Bolivia

Resourceful Bolivia turns to FDI

As resource-rich Bolivia continues to lead South America in economic growth despite the end of the commodity super-cycle, president Evo Morales is planning to maintain the trend through a combination of public and private investment and greater domestic consumption. 

From Locations

São Paulo woos international investors with PPP

Brazil’s largest state, São Paulo, is working out the details of a new PPP programme designed to allay the concerns of foreign investors amid the country’s political and economic troubles.

Juan Procaccini
From Locations

Argentina gains traction

Argentina’s new president is newly opening the country to foreign investment by lifting many of the restrictions typical of the often troubled years of the Kirchners. The newly-launched national Investment and Trade Promotion Agency is already dealing with 130 companies that showed interest in developing projects worth some $23bn, its president Juan Procaccini tells fDi, although the economy is still in the process of recovering. 

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. 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

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

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. 

Heidelberg Cement
From Locations

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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