Articles by Foreign Direct Investment

  • Labour Party Warns Against Rampant Sale of New Zealand Forest Land To Foreigners Without Ensuring Value AdditionLabour Party Warns Against Rampant Sale of New Zealand Forest Land To Foreigners Without Ensuring Value Addition

    January 06 2015 11:01 AM

    Sale of forests to foreign investors has to be followed up with strict enforcement of norms.

  • Western Businesses Feeling As Targets Of New Cold War By Russia And ChinaWestern Businesses Feeling As Targets Of New Cold War By Russia And China

    November 04 2014 8:59 PM

    The West should also refrain from using sanctions as a tool to choke the economies of rivals.

  • Australia To Offer Permanent Residency Visa For Super Rich Investors From July Next YearAustralia To Offer Permanent Residency Visa For Super Rich Investors From July Next Year

    October 15 2014 4:50 PM

    Australia has brilliantly packaged its investment incentives by linking huge investments with residency visas.

  • 3 Key Changes The Real Estate Industry Is Expecting With ASEAN Integration In 20153 Key Changes The Real Estate Industry Is Expecting With ASEAN Integration In 2015

    October 04 2014 10:53 PM

    Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will comprise the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 in which it aims to act as a single market and production base.

  • Japan, India Seen to Sign Agreements on Nuclear Energy, Rare EarthsJapan, India Seen to Sign Agreements on Nuclear Energy, Rare Earths

    September 02 2014 2:32 PM

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan seemed to be on a lucky streak as the latter vowed to double its direct investment in India in the next five years. Mr Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe are also seen to accelerate talks on a potential nuclear energy pact as well as sign an agreement on rare earths.

  • Colombia Slaps 33 Percent Charge For Assets Sent To Foreign Tax Havens

    October 11 2013 5:51 PM

    Colombian companies and individuals will now have to pay a 33 percent fee when they transfer funds to countries listed by the government as a tax haven, announced Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas on Tuesday, after tax authorities estimated that up to 20 trillion pesos ($10.6 billion) in potential tax revenue were being lost due to funds sent abroad.

  • Australia and Indonesia: What is Tony Abbott Going to Talk?

    September 30 2013 6:29 PM

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to visit Indonesia is his first trip abroad after assuming office is clear indication where the stakes lie for the new government. Unlike his predecessor, Kevin Rudd, who sought opportunities to align with the West on key international issues like Syria, Mr Abbott is more focused on sorting problems at home and in the immediate neighbourhood.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 14 August 2013

    August 14 2013 12:02 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar is slightly lower at USD 0.9100 after the Greenback was boosted by positive US retail sales data that ustained speculation the US Federal Reserve will begin tapering soon.

  • The Misallocated Savings of the Chinese Banking System

    July 23 2013 3:58 PM

    Up, up and away! Markets are off to a flier this Monday morning. The Japanese public has endorsed the idea of money printing. And the Chinese money printers have endorsed the idea of cheaper money. Naturally, Australian stocks are reveling in the idea that wallets may loosen in Asia and that bank lending for more make-work projects could increase.

  • James Packer Says Manila a Safe Bet for New Casino Resort

    July 11 2013 3:38 PM

    James Packer is confident in the booming gaming market of the Philippines. Packer's Asian gaming joint venture Melco Crown will be building a gaming complex at Manila Bay. The investment is worth US$1 billion and is one of the three new casino ventures in Manila, Philippines.

  • London Puts an Eye on Business

    April 02 2013 9:23 AM

    Back in the nineteenth century, Benjamin Disraeli, once the UK Prime Minister, said: "London is a modern Babylon." Time passed, yet the Prime Minister's allegation is still up to date. Once you visit London, you will not only feel that it is full of tourists from all around the globe as it is full of historic and cultural heritage but you will inhale the air sated with the international business and unlimited possibilities.

  • India Cuts Interest Rates as it Aims to Boost Growth

    March 21 2013 12:00 PM

    Not surprisingly, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to cut interest rates for the second time since the beginning of 2013. The cut in interest rates is aimed at boosting growth and reviving investment in the former "Jewel in the Crown." However, the Reserve Bank of India underlined that other easing monetary measures would be difficult to introduce.

  • China Sees FDI Drop in January

    February 21 2013 12:42 PM

    Newest data showed that China's foreign direct investment slumped as much as 7.3 percent in January on a year-on-year basis.

  • China Sees its Annual FDI Drop First Time in 3 Years

    January 18 2013 12:14 PM

    China's foreign direct investment decreased roughly 3.7 percent in 2012 from 2011. It is a first fall in China's annual FDI since 2009, according to the official figures. China saw its 2012 FDI drop as investors either had not been so keen on investing in emerging markets due to current economic conditions or had been choosing to transfer their businesses to markets with cheaper workforce.

  • Woodside Petroleum Buys 30% of Leviathan Gas Field in Israel for $1.3B

    December 04 2012 9:53 AM

    Woodside Petroleum announced on Monday that it is committed to buy a 30 per cent stake in the Leviathan offshore gas field for $1.3 billion. It would be Australia's largest foreign direct investment into Israel.

  • Australia is World's Top 8 for Business Expansion

    October 29 2012 1:18 PM

    Australia has been ranked as the eighth most attractive destination for business expansion in 2012, according to global accountancy network BDO in its new survey based from responses of 1,050 chief financial officers (CFOs) of medium sized firms around the world.

  • China Posts Biggest FDI Decline This Year In July

    August 16 2012 2:30 PM

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China for the month of July has narrowed down by 8.7 per cent compared to a year ago, latest data released by the Commerce Ministry on Thursday showed, affirming what could really be a slow economic rebound for the Asian country.

  • New Zealand Bonds in China’s Radar

    August 14 2012 12:33 PM

    With the economy of New Zealand showing signs of stability and moderate growth, more and more nations are interested to invest in its bond market, particularly China.

  • Tanzania Starts To Earn From New Mining Royalty Rates – Report

    June 04 2012 6:40 PM

    Tanzania has started to earn from the royalty rates under its new Mining Act in 2010, The Citizen newspaper reported.

  • MoU On Iron Ore Investments Signed Between India and Afghanistan

    April 11 2012 1:41 PM

    Developing economy India has forged a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Afghanistan which outlines a cooperation for the development of the war-torn country's iron and steel sector.