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Jin Wei
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ADB economist says growing India still lags behind China

India's economic growth looks set to continue into the foreseeable future, while China's slowdown shows little sign of abating, Asian Development Bank chief economist Jin Wei tells Jacopo Dettoni. However, when it comes to economy size and openness to investment, China is still out in front.

Brexit FDI gamble
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Foreign investors hold their breath ahead of Brexit referendum

On June 23, the UK will vote on whether its future lies inside or outside the EU. One way or the other, the outcome will set the direction of the country’s future trade strategy and business proposition for its foreign investors. 

Luis Guillermo Solis

Costa Rican president welcomes Panama Canal expansion

The expansion of neighbouring Panama's canal will boost business in Costa Rica and shore up the development of the Caribbean basin as an integrated trade hub, Costa Rica president Luis Guillermo Solís tells Jacopo Dettoni.


Bolivia: open for business

Finance minister Luis Arce, the man behind President Evo Morales’s deep reforms of the Bolivian economy, tells Jacopo Dettoni his country remains the fastest-growing in Latin America despite weakening commodity markets and is now looking for private partners to better develop its vast natural resources.

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Chile: Pushing for productivity

Chile’s finance minister Rodrigo Valdés tells Jacopo Dettoni about the reform-minded government’s efforts to strengthen the economy as weakening copper prices take a toll on the country’s mining sector.

Arvils NEW
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Latvia joins the OECD

Latvia joined the group of the 34 most advanced countries on June 2 after introducing changes to its troublesome banking sector and promoting better governance for state-owned enterprises. Minister for economics Arvils Ašeradens talked to Jacopo Dettoni.

From Locations

EY Italy chief on the country’s FDI comeback

Italy has navigated stormy economic waters for years. But, as EY Italy CEO Donato Iacovone tells Jacopo Dettoni, the country is trying to regain some of its investment appeal on the back of the government’s reform agenda. 

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What will China’s 'new normal' economic development mean for foreign investors?

China is rebalancing its economy away from investment-intensive, export-oriented industries and into service-based sectors. Jacopo Dettoni speaks to delegates at the 2016 China Business Conference to ask what impact this will have on the country's FDI scene.

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Italy to develop technological park in Milan Expo 2015 site

Post-event strategy to turn Milan's Expo 2015 area into magnet for top-quality education, research and production activities in announced. 

Thailands new plan of attack

Thailand moves to upgrade economy to fight off regional competition

Thailand is betting on the development of hi-tech clusters and special economic zones to shore up economic growth and foreign investment amid increasing competition from countries such as Vietnam and Myanmar. 

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