Japan rebalances Asian investment away from China

Formerly the largest Asian recipient of Japanese FDI, China has fallen out of favour with Japan-based companies in the past year.

Nikola Gruevski

The business of managing Macedonia

The successful pursuit of foreign investment to Macedonia in recent years is in no small part down to prime minister Nikola Gruevski's businesslike approach to running his country. He tells Michal Kaczmarski how this approach – combined with a worldwide talent search – is reaping rewards.

US merchandise exports hit record highs: US ITA

New data from the US International Trade Administration reveals record highs for US merchandise exports for the first six months of 2013.

Posco, South Korea

South Korea's catalyst for growth

A joint venture between South Korea’s Posco Chemtech and Japan’s Mitsubishi is testimony to the ongoing vibrancy and relevance of South Korea’s chemicals industry.

German investors pick North Carolina

North Carolina has emerged as a hub for German business, attracting more than $1bn from German investors between 2008 and 2012.  

Irelands novel job hunt

Ireland's novel job hunt

For the past 18 months, private investment promotion firm Connect Ireland has been offering financial incentives to individuals who can put the company in touch with potential investors. Michal Kaczmarski examines the early results of this innovative initiative.

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

The FTA gateway to growth for South Korea

South Korea has the unenviable task of setting itself up as an investment destination that can challenge nearby heavyweights China and Japan. However, the innovative use of free-trade agreements and pro-business policies are helping the country establish itself as a gateway into north-west Asia.

Donetsks industrial past gets a refit

Donetsk's industrial past gets a refit

Built on steel and coal, Donetsk Oblast has a long history of industry, but now the region is looking to diversify its offerings. With investment opportunities in new technologies, tourism, logistics and warehousing, backed up by political will, the region looks set to prosper.

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korea has seen its export-focused economy slow in the global economic downturn, leading its government to launch a fiscal stimulus package to encourage growth and leaving investors hoping that the country can regain its momentum in the long term.

MIPIM 2012: focus on Canada

MIPIM 2012: focus on Canada

The mayors of five Canadian cities tell Michal Kaczmarski about their cities' development and infrastructure plans that they are promoting at the 2012 MIPIM global real estate conference in Cannes.

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