Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
China ‘s foreign direct investments and acquisitions have grown tremendously worldwide.
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China is now the world's second-largest international investor. Should the US and Europe be scared?
Uncertain ground ahead.
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With Britain’s exit from the EU, China is losing a champion on similar trade and investment issues.
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The road to Brexit looks long and winding, but it seems extremely unlikely that any outcome which threatens the long-term viability of foreign investment in the UK will be tenable.
Africa needs billions of dollars to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Its not clear where this money will come from.
London’s trading strength has evolved from dockyard cranes to high finance.
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As the budget deficit fades from political view, anxiety shifts to the much wider current account deficit. It may signal UK dynamism, but neither financing nor closing it look easy after Brexit.
Going nowhere: Robert and Grace Mugabe.
Robert Mugabe's indigenisation laws demand that companies operating in Zimbabwe transfer most of their capital into local hands.
Slowing down: the UK’s car industry could suffer from a Brexit.
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Foreign investment could fall by close to a quarter, harming productivity and incomes if Britain leaves the EU, according to new research.
Mozambique needs to prioritise labour-intensive sectors, including agriculture.
Economic growth forecasts for Mozambique are being revised down. The country needs to safeguard economic stability by taking steps to break with the past.
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Real estate has become a 'soft' power tool in the world of international politics.
Bilateral investment treaties are stacked in favour of developed countries, the main sources of foreign direct investment.
More developing countries are getting out of bilateral investment treaties that favour investors, seeking a framework that allows host states to regulate investment in line with their public policies.
When it comes to property, Australia’s super rich are not that different to China’s.
The public debate has shifted from a discussion about invading foreign investors to a discussion about foreign rule breakers.
A cleaner walks past a promotional poster at an Africa Development bank meeting in Shanghai. Western perceptions of China’s investments in Africa are off the mark.
Contrary to Western views, China is in Africa for business. Between 1998 and 2012, about 2000 Chinese firms invested in 49 countries on the African continent.
State-owned companies such as the power utility Eskom are a drain on the economy
After a decade of narrowing fiscal deficits, South Africa has borrowed heavily since 2009 to support the economy. The debt pile exposes the country to the risk of a sell-off by foreign bond holders
With the world watching, Australia’s FTA with China is likely to be more about diplomacy than economics.
The clock is ticking down to the end of year deadline Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given for sign off on a free trade agreement with China. In this China-Australia FTA series we explore what…
Qantas: out of options?
Imagine that Virgin Australia was majority owned by a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE). Then, if the owners of Virgin tipped A$350 million of new equity into the company to sustain Virgin through a…
Treasurer Joe Hockey has sent some mixed messages on foreign investment, but it’s critical a level playing field is applied.
When Tony Abbott stepped up to claim victory for the Coalition in September, he declared Australia was “under new management and once more open for business”. One hundred days on, we look at the open for…
Australian companies have done little to expand overseas, preferring the lucrative home market.
Australia’s major banking, retail and manufacturing brands are often regarded as less interested in the aggressive overseas expansion being pursued by market leaders in other countries. Some have tried…