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Indonesia eyes a place in global top five

Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro, minister of national development planning of Indonesia, tells Sebastian Shehadi how predictions for the country’s economic trajectory are fuelling its growth plans and why the current focus is on deregulation.

Bayat Energy expansion a victory for Afghanistan’s recovery

Afghanistan, energy-rich but energy-hungry, has secured a major expansion from oil and gas developer, Bayat Energy, thereby marking another step in Afghanistan’s economic recovery. Olivia Azadegan reports.

Wal-Mart takes majority Flipkart stake in major India move

US retail giant Wal-Mart is making a move into India with the $16bn purchase of a 77% stake in e-commerce company Flipkart. However, as N Chandra Mohan reports, the move is generating some opposition.

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Vietnam's international integration pays FDI dividends

Vietnam's rise as a recent FDI star is down to its increasing integration into global value chains as well as strong economic fundamentals, believes Bradley LaLonde, co-founder of advisory firm Vietnam Partners. Emerson Davis and Sebastian Shehadi report

New Zealand looks to bridge talent gap

Immigration New Zealand sees the US as an ideal pool of talent from which to recruit and help grow the country's economy, reports Karen Thuermer

Trump changes tack on TPP

US president Donald Trump has gone back on previous statements and suggested the US could sign up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. However, how welcome the US would be is subject to debate. Philippa Maister reports.

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Will a US-less TPP flourish or flounder?

When president Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its future was shrouded in doubt. However, 11 countries signed up to the free-trade agreement in early March, and optimism is running high among the signatories, as Philippa Maister discovers.

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View from the C-Suite: QI Group chief puts faith in power of entrepreneurship

Vijay Eswaran, executive chairman of multinational conglomerate QI Group, talks to Wendy Atkins about Africa’s potential, and why entrepreneurship is the key to bringing down unemployment levels and delivering prosperity to developing countries.

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France ponders difficult decisions over Chinese FDI

Since his election, president Emmanuel Macron has been on a mission to better control Chinese FDI in France. But doing so without threatening investors is a tricky balancing act, as Cécile Sourbes finds.

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EBRD president looks beyond India addition

India became the EBRD's 69th member in March 2018, two years after China joined. The bank's president, Suma Chakrabarti, tells Jacopo Dettoni what this means for the institution, and delves into the details of a private sector-focused development finance model that is bearing fruit.