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FDI adding to Vietnam's economic recovery

Investment into Vietnam, led by Japan, South Korea, Singapore and China, is on the up, though the US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership is a worry

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Vietnam privatisation gathers steam

Vietnam’s privatisation programme saw a notable success in 2017 with the sale of a 54% stake in the country's leading beer manufacturer. Peter Janssen investigates whether this move will open the floodgates.

Prayut Chan-o-cha
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Thailand finds it’s third time lucky with Eastern Economic Corridor

After three attempts to attract investment for the Thailand 4.0 initiative, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha appears finally to have found the right formula. Peter Janssen reports.

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Myanmar’s new FDI law levels the field

Foreign and domestic investors alike have welcomed new legislation on doing business in Myanmar.

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Nepal FDI commitments down after tough year

After suffering first a devastating earthquake, then a trade blockade with major investor India, Nepal has seen its FDI plummet in the past year. Ongoing political instability has not helped.

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Thailand FDI at an 11-year low

Disappointing first-half figures for Thailand are partly explained by French supermarket group’s withdrawal, says central bank governor.

Myanmar's Thilawa SEZ

Japanese investors use Thilawa SEZ as gateway to Myanmar

Japanese investors are increasingly eyeing Myanmar's newly open markets as they strive to compete with the Chinese counterparts and increase their presence across Asia. Their role in the development of the Thilawa special economic zone is just one example of this.

can Thailand challenge Singapore in south-east Asia

The great HQ race: can Thailand challenge Singapore in south-east Asia?

Thailand's recently announced tax incentives for companies setting up headquarters could give a much-needed boost to the country's slowing economy. But in a region where there is already stiff competition attracting multinational corporations, succeeding in this new sector will not be easy. 

Laos

Japan's manufacturers seek out Laos's advantages

Laos may be landlocked, but Japanese investors are discovering the country’s value as an important manufacturing base for their larger operations in Thailand and beyond. 

Thailand pharma

Thailand's new lease of life

Thailand's expertise in the life sciences sector has long remained under the radar, with a lack of investment preventing many of the discoveries from its scientific community making it to the commercial stage. But a government entity, the Thailand Centre for Excellence for Life Sciences, is looking to change this.

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