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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.

View from Asia: middle classes driving growth

The rise of Asia's middle classes will bring with it challenges, but it will also fuel the region's economic growth over the next decade and beyond.

View from Asia: why transmedia matters

Attractive financial conditions have made Asia-Pacific the world's fastest growing industry when it comes to film-making.

From Locations

View from Asia: October/November 2013

Is the popularity of Asia's traditional locations for multinational company headquarters – namely Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore – about to be challenged up-and-coming cities and regions?

View from Asia: August/September 2013

In the rush to attain 'smart' city status, Asia's leaders should not neglect the other, more pressing needs of their respective populations.

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