Latest articles from John West

From News

Naoyuki Yoshino urges Japan to take action

Asian Development Bank institute dean and CEO, Naoyuki Yoshino, told fDi that Japan's Abenomics programme should be implemented with much greater urgency, and should be better explained to the Japanese public.

From News

ADB meeting sparks debate over China's 'one belt, one road' initiative

A panel discussion at the 2016 Asian Development Bank annual meeting in May, revealed a plethora of feelings and opinions about China's 'one belt, one road' initiative. 

From News

ADB urges India to follow the 'east Asian model' of economic growth

The Asian Development Bank's director-general for south Asia has revealed mixed feelings about India's economic growth.

From News

Risks of global financial instability on the rise: IMF Global Financial Stability Report

Global financial stability risks are on the rise, José Viñals, IMF financial counsellor, said introducing the latest edition of the Global Financial Stability Report.

From News

IMF warns on weak global economy

The IMF has marked down its economic growth forecasts for 2016, and warns that financial and 'non-economic' risks could weaken the global economy further.

From News

IMF analyses slump in capital flows to emerging market economies

The IMF's World Economic Outlook report highlights the slowing of her capital outflows to emerging market economies.

Cambodias learning curve

Will Cambodia's skills shortfall derail its stellar economic growth?

Economic growth has been exceptionally strong in Cambodia in recent years, with the government's focus on attracting foreign capital proving particularly successful. But the country's under-educated, unskilled labour force is threatening to undermine the country’s development.

From News

Chinese investors snap up Japanese real estate

Property in cities such as Tokyo and Nagasaki are increasingly attractive to Chinese investors, who are lured by solid returns and Japan’s strong rule of law. However, political tensions are inhibiting the market's potential for growth.

Jordan reaches out to take its ICT sector to the next level

Jordan reaches out to take its ICT sector to the next level

A 1999 'reach initiative' transformed Jordan's ICT sector, which now accounts for more than 10% of the country's GDP. Following the launch of a sequel initiative, the country is hoping it can further build on this success.


Is the Philippines about to realise its FDI potential?

The Philippines has enjoyed a boom in inward FDI under the presidency of Benigno Aquino. But the country must make greater efforts to sustain its improved FDI performance if it is not to be left behind by its south-east Asian peers. John West reports

Global greenfield investment trends

Crossborder investment monitor

fDi Markets is the only online database tracking crossborder greenfield investment covering all sectors and countries worldwide. It provides real-time monitoring of investment projects, capital investment and job creation with powerful tools to track and profile companies investing overseas.

Click here to find out more about fDi Markets

Corporate location benchmarking tool

fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

Click here to find out more about fDi Benchmark

Research report

fDi Intelligence provides customised reports and data research which deliver vital business intelligence to corporations, investment promotion agencies, economic development organisations, consulting firms and research institutions.

Find out more.