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View from Asia: trading zones and partnerships creating confusion

Special economic zones and their myriad offshoots, combined with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific, are making life harder for Asian corporates.

View from Asia: megacities in flux

The march of urbanisation continues in Asia, but sustainability is the real challenge.

View from Asia: don't get trapped in the hinterlands

The economic potential of Asia's second- and third-tier cities has been much touted, but the challenges of operating in such underdeveloped locations is often overlooked.

View from Asia: a bigger, better pharmaceutical industry

Asia's pharmaceutical industry is growing at a rapid pace, with demand among its population increasing too. 

View from Asia: Soft factors key in choosing a destination in Asia

When choosing destinations for investment in Asia, the soft micro-level information can often trump the hard macro-level information.

View from Asia: Growth slowing in 2015

Growth may be slowing in the Asia-Pacific, but the overall economy is still expected to expand in 2015. 

View from Asia: SEZs require give and take

Special economic zones (SEZs) alone are not enough to attract investment. As the varied success of Asia's existing zones show, and as is the case outside of such regions, governments have to be accommodating and incentivise foreign investors before they can reap the rewards of FDI.

View from Asia: Russia looks east for business partners

The threat of sanctions from the West carries less weight than ever for Russia.

View from Asia: why solar's potential must be realised

The potential of solar energy in the Asia-Pacific market is enormous, but steep up-front charges and borrowing costs are stalling growth. 

View from Asia: Sweet success beckons for Asian SMEs

A generational shift in Asia is working to the advantage of those small and medium-sized enterprises that are tuned into the change in consumer trends.

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