5G Infrastructure Market Intelligence and Emerging Technology Analysis to 2023

5G Infrastructure Market report is a complete overview of the market, covering various aspects product definition, segmentation based on various parameters, and the prevailing vendor landscape.

Call for Applications: DFID's Invest Africa Programme

The Invest Africa programme aims to generate £1.2 billion of additional FDI by 2025, 13,750 direct jobs and 90,000 direct and indirect jobs. To support the programme, DFID seeks a Service Provider who will be responsible to design and undertake rigorous monitoring and evaluation activities. The Monitoring activities will require monitoring results across the whole Invest Africa programme to enable its cumulative progress to be tracked and reported, to assess the main contractor’s performance, to support learning by assessing the overall approach, its effectiveness and to use this analysis to provide strategic advice to the governance bodies and DFID to support the oversight and direction of the programme.
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Australia Emerges as a Leading Innovator for Agriculture 4.0

Investors and researchers are looking to Australia to develop the agricultural and food technologies of the future.

Thailand offered incentives for foreign investment in Medical Robotics

The maximum corporate income tax (CIT) exemption is 8 years for both manufacture of automation machinery/equipment with engineering design, and the manufacture of high-risk or high-technology medical devices. However, the CIT exemption for the assembling of robots or automation equipment/parts is 5 years.

European Venture Investment Reaches All-Time High

Europe's venture capital investment eclipsed €20 billion for the first time ever, according to PitchBook's 4Q 2018 European Venture Report. Despite the 25.9% drop in deal volume year-over-year (YoY), swelling deal sizes and increased interest from nontraditional investors helped drive deal value to the high-water mark.

Ethiopia launches online investment guide to stimulate FDI

The iGuide provides investors with all they need to know to invest in the country. It also highlights areas for reform in the country’s investment environment and helps the government to understand investor needs.

Thailand announced incentives to Boost Investment in Food Innovations

The incentives range from 5-10 years of corporate income tax exemption depending on the type of business and the level of technological advancement. To make this industry more attractive, BOI has offered addition incentives to top up from normal package. The additional incentives such as 50% corporate income tax holiday for five years or an additional two more years of income tax holiday will also be available.

Thai aerospace industry is ready for take-off

Thailand, with its strategic location in the heart of Southeast Asia, is already an aviation hub of the region. The continuous growth in the tourism industry and national economy has driven the country's air traffic to increase three times faster than the global market.

Overseas investment falling, developing countries largely unscathed: UN trade agency

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has dropped 40 per cent year-on-year so far, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Monday, but the $470 million decline is happening mainly in wealthy, industrialized nations, especially in North America and Western Europe.

Increasing investment in Australian AgTech pivotal to our economic success: report

A new report released today by the United States Studies Centre – the first of its kind –analyses the volume, value, and makeup of AgTech investment in Australia.

Africa’s premier investment marketplace to accelerate continent’s economic transformation

The Bank is providing collaborative leadership for a new 100% transactional initiative, the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), which provides Africa’s best opportunity so far to encourage accelerated economic transformation. The African Development Bank is working with the world’s leading financial institutions to de-risk investment through the platform and make it a springboard for Africa’s economic transformation.
a year ago

27% Of British Businesses Look Overseas Post-Brexit, Says New Report From DMCC

Two thirds (66.5 per cent) of the firms surveyed following Prime Minister Theresa May speech on 2 March 2018, said they were actively looking at Dubai as a business location due to its geographical location, its business-friendly regime, its growing marketplace for commodities, financial services, and an increasing range of specialist industries.
a year ago

Five European development banks present proposals to foster the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises

Despite the positive effects of a stronger international focus on productivity, growth and sustainability, the study found out that only a small number of European SMEs are considering exporting or importing. The main obstacles include a lack of information about international markets, difficulties finding business partners abroad, cumbersome administrative processes and limited human resources.
a year ago

United States tax act could lead to repatriation of $2 trillion of overseas investment

Repatriations could cause a large drop in the outward FDI stock position of the United States, from the current $6.4 trillion to possibly as low as $4.5 trillion, with inverse consequences for inward FDI stocks in other countries. About one quarter of United States outward stock of FDI is located in developing countries. However, it is likely that a large part of the stock located in developing countries is invested in productive assets and therefore not easily repatriated.
a year ago

Eco-Industrial Parks Emerge as an Effective Approach to Sustainable Growth

There are about 250 self-styled eco-industrial parks operating or under development worldwide today, while just as recently as 2000, there were fewer than 50. Eco-industrial parks (EIP) offer the business advantages of traditional industrial parks while also using resources more efficiently, improving productivity, supporting the achievement of firms’ social responsibility goals, and lowering exposure to climate change risks.
a year ago

President Emmanuel Macron of France outlined his agenda to create a more competitive France

President Emmanuel Macron of France outlined his agenda to create a more competitive France and address the concerns of many French citizens on globalization. He told participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: “The objective is very simple and straightforward, make France more competitive, more innovative, in order to finance … a fair system.”
a year ago

Thailand's SMART Visa will encourage more Investment in Technology and Knowledge-based Industries

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) is confident that the newly launched "SMART Visa" will encourage more investment in technology- and knowledge-based industries, which have seen high growth rate in the past two years. The "SMART Visa" will make it easier for expatriates, foreign experts and investors to work and invest in Thailand long-term.
a year ago

Paris Region unveils Three New Measures to Support Innovation and Attractiveness

Paris Region Starter Pack is for all startups or Fast Growing Tech Companies of 5 to 250 employees with a turnover of up to $50 million which have decided to set up or to create a subsidiary in the Paris Region. Its objective is to help foreign technology companies set up shop and benefit from services adapted to their implementation project.
a year ago

China Chengdu allocate USD 100 million per year for the recruitment of Foreign Talent

Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, as one of the six hi-tech industrial zones in China, is confirmed and promoted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC to become a "world-class industrial park" alongside others like Zhong Guan Cun in Beijing, Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park in Shanghai and the Shenzhen Hi-tech Industrial Park (SHIP); it is also the permanent host of the EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair, which has already been held in the Zone for 12 consecutive sessions.
a year ago

New Investment Opportunities in Thailand's Special Economic Zones

Tax incentives for those investing in SEZs include an up to 8-year corporate tax exemption plus 50% tax holiday for another 5 years. In addition, entrepreneurs will enjoy double deduction for transportation, electricity, and water utility cost, up to 25% deduction for utility construction costs, import duty exemption for machinery, import duty exemption for raw materials used for export, permission to use no-skilled labor and others like foreign ownership of land and foreign expert employment.
a year ago

Investment between Southeast Asian countries reached record US$24 billion in 2016 says ASEAN-UNCTAD report

Investment between firms in the 10 member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) rose to a record US$24 billion in 2016 thanks to increased financial strength and cash holdings, as well as a growing drive to internationalize their operations, according to this year's investment report for the region.
a year ago

European Commission has set out a Renewed Vision on how to help Developing Countries Achieve Prosperity through Trade and Investment

Globally the EU and its Member States are the biggest provider of Aid for Trade. In 2015 alone, EU commitments amounted to a record €13.16 billion per year.
a year ago

Thailand is Emerging as Southeast Asia’s Prime Destination for Biotechnology Development

Thailand is home to many well-established world tech labs and pharma companies, and is ready to embrace new wave of advanced biotech development. Bio economy is also a new ambition of Thai government, one of ten targeted growth-engine industries under the new “Thailand 4.0” growth model, which focuses on the concept of inclusive, productive and green growth to enhance the country’s competitiveness and economic development.
a year ago

India aims to Scale up Food Processing Sector by Tenfold in Next Five Years

A quantum jump in the size and growth of food processing sector is needed which would be in sync with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of doubling farmer’s income and creating a New India by 2022, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. For this, the aim should be to propel the sector by more than ten times in the next five years.
a year ago

Investment Opportunities in the Digital Industry and Startups in Thailand

Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) recently introduced Thailand Investment Review presents BOI Net Application, Thailand 4.0 story displays an economic model aimed at attracting and supporting innovative, high-tech companies.
a year ago

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in NEOM, a Smart City dedicated to Trade, Innovation, and Technology

NEOM is born from the ambition of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 to see the country develop into a pioneering and thriving model of excellence in various and important areas of life. NEOM aims to thrive the transformation of the Kingdom into a leading global hub through the introduction of value chains of industry and technology.
a year ago

African Multinationals join forces within the AfroChampions Club to foster Africa’s Growth and Development

The AfroChampions Initiative has just taken a new step with the official creation of the AfroChampions Club, a new platform to mobilise African multinationals to accelerate the economic integration of the continent.
a year ago

Commercial Aerospace MRO and Manufacturing Sector: Big Opportunities for Growth in Thailand

The Thailand aerospace sector is expected to grow rapidly due to expansion in airline fleet size in Thailand and neighboring countries. This coupled with the rising trend of the migration of Commercial MRO activities to the APAC region is creating new job opportunities in ASEAN.
a year ago

EIB conference in Egypt calls for Private Sector to Lead New Push for Investments in the Mediterranean region

By stimulating investment in the private sector and vital infrastructure, it aims to create opportunities for employment and improve both daily living conditions and the business environment by increasing the provision of services like energy, transport, water, sanitation and education.
2 years ago

Industrial Clusters in Russia: The development of Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks

This paper investigates the process of developing and implementing special economic zones (SEZs) and industrial parks in Russia. Governments commonly use SEZ policies to develop and diversify exports, create jobs and launch technology/knowledge sharing. The industrial cluster concept is based on the significance of rivalry and supplier networks within the cluster, the combination of geographical specificities and government policies that lead to innovation and productivity growth.
2 years ago

Ubisoft to invest $780 million in Quebec's videogame industry

In order to support its growth and that of the industry, Ubisoft plans on investing $13M, in addition to its current commitments, in education, applied university research, and the ecosystem of techno-creative start-ups. These new investments in Quebec will be deployed across additional regions to attract and train an increasing number of young people in disciplines related to videogame technology.
2 years ago

Investment Opportunities in India Andhra Pradesh's Food Industry

Andhra Pradesh is the 8th largest state of India by area and 10th largest in terms of population. It has the 2nd longest coastline (974 km) in India. Andhra Pradesh is the base for agricultural activities and food processing. The state is the 2nd largest producer of value-added food products and beverages.
4 months ago

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility proposes Regional Information Hub to Stimulate Investment in Africa

While Africa has huge potential particularly in the infrastructure sector, bankable investment opportunities in Africa must be unlocked. There has been much talk about Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension and Insurance Funds, and other institutional investors investing in infrastructure in Africa, but this has not happened to the scale envisaged. These institutional investors have not been guided towards the right types of projects tailored to their specific profiles and financing needs and given the massive resources in these institutions.
2 years ago

Thailand Investment Promotion Policy in 2017

Thailand offered investment incentives for Bio Industries, Creative & Digital Industries, High Value Businesses & Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Basic & Supporting Industries.
2 years ago

Investment in Infrastructure projects in Thailand to reach $43 billion in the next five years

Thailand’s emerging Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is expected to see investment in infrastructure projects reach $43 billion in the next five years, for airport expansion, new railways and cities, port development and spurring modern industry.
2 years ago

Arkema to invest 300 million euros in the Biosourced Polyamide 11 chain in Asia

Arkema announces an investment plan of some 300 million euros over five years in the biosourced polyamide 11 chain. This major investment will enable the Group to increase by 50% its polyamide 11 global production capacities.
2 years ago

A Study of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Manufacturing Industry in India: An Emerging Economic Opportunity of GDP Growth and Challenges

This paper seeks to present “The Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Manufacturing Industry in India: An Emerging Opportunity of GDP Growth and its Challenges” particularly studies about the role and Importance of FDI in manufacturing sector. Here, the researcher has taken the hypothesis (Ho), maximization of FDI in manufacturing Sector in Industry it develops the economic condition of the factory as well as the Country with maximizing GDP (He).
2 years ago

South Korea promotes Korean food in Indonesia, the World’s Largest Halal Food Market

Indonesia has the world's fourth largest population and is taking up an average annual economic growth rate of 6%. The Korean cultural wave has fueled the Indonesian people's interest in Korea and Korean food, making the nation a bridgehead to the world Halal food market.
2 years ago

ASEAN as an FDI Attractor: How Do Multinationals Look at ASEAN?

To develop its economy, ASEAN member states are expected to further advance the AEC at a high level. Hence, ASEAN must address challenges such as deepening further economic integration and narrowing development gaps in the region. Most importantly, ASEAN still needs to increase the attractiveness of its ‘whole region’ as an essential and integral part of global value chains to draw further FDI.
2 years ago

Chinese Investment in Ghana’s Manufacturing Sector

This paper uses Ghana as a case study to illustrate the extent to which Chinese manufacturing firms are driving manufacturing in an African country. Through a combination of desktop and field research, the author finds that the total number of Chinese manufacturing investments in Ghana indeed increased during past decade, but quite a few projects have been abandoned or not implemented because of the unfavorable investment environment.
2 years ago

G20, African countries explore Opportunities to Increase Investments in Africa at Berlin conference

In cooperation with international organisations and bilateral partners, the participating African countries will develop tailor-made measures and instruments designed to make them more attractive to investors. Five countries have already committed to join: Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Rwanda. They are now being joined by Ghana and Ethiopia.
2 years ago

Technical Efficiency of FDI firms in the Vietnamese Manufacturing Sector

The study examines technical efficiency of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) firms in the Vietnamese manufacturing sector by applying stochastic production frontier model and making use of cross-sectional data in the period 2009-2013. The average level of technical efficiency of FDI firms is about 60% and it is higher than that of domestic firms (including private firms and state-owned firms).
2 years ago

Samsung will invest 300 million USD in a Research and Development Centre in Ha Noi, Vietnam

PM signed a decision approving the project which aims to develop electric, electronic and high-tech telecom products. The R&D centre will be located in Nguyen Xien road, Dai Kim ward of Hoang Mai district.
3 years ago

FDI inflows to Africa could return to a growth path in 2016, increasing by an average of 6 percent to $55–60 billion

MNEs are indeed showing great interest in the African auto industry, with announced greenfield capital expenditure into the industry amounting to $3.1 billion in 2015. Investment into Africa’s auto industry is driven by industrial policies in countries such as Morocco, growing urban consumer markets, improved infrastructure, and favourable trade agreements.
2 years ago

Potential and Investment Opportunities in the Ocean Energy (Wave, Tidal, Current Energy and Ocean Thermal Energy) in India

The objective of the programme is to accelerate and enhance support for the research, development, resource assessment, testing and deployment of ocean energy in the country and to harness it for power generation and to overcome the barriers by encouraging collaboration between the technology developers, investors and other stakeholders so as to bridge the gap between research and the market.
2 years ago

Government Measures to Promote Foreign Direct Investment in India

Foreign Investment in various sectors bring international best practices and latest technologies leading to economic growth in the country and providing much needed impetus to manufacturing sector and job creation in India. In line with the policy to provide boost to the manufacturing sector and give impetus to the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Government has permitted a manufacturer to sell its product through wholesale and/or retail, including through e-commerce under automatic route.
2 years ago

Global Stevia Leader PureCircle Announces Plans To Invest In India

The agronomy program provides farmers with a contract that states a fixed priced for the stevia they produce and teaches them how to grow the plant sustainably. Indian farmers that grow PureCircle stevia on one hectare of land can expect to yield an income of about 400,000 Rupees per year. Early agricultural trials are already underway in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.
3 years ago

Indian Government approves simplification and liberalisation of the Foreign Direct Investment Policy

Earlier FDI regime permitted 49% FDI participation in the equity of a company under automatic route. FDI above 49% was permitted through Government approval on case to case basis, wherever it is likely to result in access to modern and ‘state-of-art’ technology in the country.
3 years ago

Agriculture, Utilities, Food and Beverages The Most Promising Industries for Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Asia and Africa

For a large, middle-income region such as Latin America and the Caribbean, it is not surprising that food and beverages are deemed a promising industry; but the selection of “other manufacturing” by local IPAs, which includes everything from jewelry to medical equipment, indicates that there is a degree of niche specialization in the region.
2 years ago

Indian Government authorized 100% FDI in Marketing of Food Produced and Manufactured in India

100% FDI will bring in higher efficiencies in food processing industry and trade, and will make our food products more competitive in international markets.
3 years ago

Thailand Eastern Economic Corridor offers Attractive Opportunities for businesses seeking to access ASEAN market

The EEC Plan includes a designation for the area as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which will create a regulatory environment that relaxes laws and regulations for businesses looking to relocate to the region. The SEZ designation will allow maximum incentives for qualified investment projects, including the exemption of a corporate tax rate for up to 15 years, exemption of import duties, matching grants, and a 15% personal income tax rate, the lowest rate in ASEAN.
2 years ago

70% of Companies Plan to Grow FDI, U.S. and China Hold Top Two Positions for Fourth Straight Year

The United States again tops the FDI Confidence Index, holding its first-place position for the fourth year in a row. Global business executives are also more bullish on the U.S. economic outlook than for any other economy. China claims second place in the FDI Confidence Index, also for the fourth consecutive year. However, investor expectations about the Chinese economy turned decidedly more negative this year, and executives say they will reduce their FDI in China if market volatility persists.
3 years ago

Intel to Invest US$178 Million to Advance its R&D Innovation in India

Intel Corporation announced it will invest US$178 million to expand its R&D presence and build a new state-of-the-art design house in Bengaluru. The proposed facility will be located at Intel’s 44-acre campus on Sarjapur Ring Road (SRR) in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
2 years ago

Invest in the Shrimp Processing in the Philippines

The Philippines is a net exporter of shrimp, which contributed 25% to total fish and fisheries exports in 2013 and amounting to US$ 558 million. The country exports various types of processed shrimp, including frozen, head-on or headless, and un-shelled or shelled.
3 years ago

India is now the most Open Economy in the world for FDI, Union Government of India

India has decided to introduce a number of amendments in the FDI Policy. Changes introduced in the policy include increase in sectoral caps, bringing more activities under automatic route and easing of conditionalities for foreign investment. These amendments seek to further simplify the regulations governing FDI in the country and make India an attractive destination for foreign investors.
3 years ago

Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Jumpstart Brings Thailand Closer to Become Key ASEAN Investment and Technology Hub

Aviation is among nine target industries being promoted in the three provinces in EEC area, in which key focuses are those involving high technology and extensive research and development, and crucial to the development of the country's infrastructure and logistics, and promotion of tourism destinations in the areas. Other target industries are Next-Generation Automotive, Smart Electronics, Eco-friendly Petrochemicals and Bio-Chemicals, Automation and Robotics, Medical Hub, Affluent, Medical & Wellness Tourism, Food for the Future and Digital industries.
2 years ago

The Ministry of Digital Economy moves forward Digital Park Thailand

Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj has let on that last week’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) meeting approved the set up of Digital Park Thailand within the corridor as way to support investment and development of digital technology. The digital ministry has been told to draft up all details of the project and its criteria for investment so that the process of attracting investors may begin. The details are to be presented at the next EEC meeting.
2 years ago

Lazada to set up E-Commerce Park in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor

Alibaba Group has expressed an interest in speaking with Thai Post on delivering goods via its national network and possibly extending the network throughout CLMV. The company is offering to enhance Thai small and medium enterprises in line with the government’s Thailand 4.0 agenda and will provide free E-Commerce courses to interested entrepreneurs.
2 years ago

Vietnam Hau Giang Province calls for Foreign Investment in High Technology Agriculture and Aquaculture

Hau Giang is currently calling for investment in high technology agriculture and the processing industry of agricultural products. Hau Giang also seeks investment in the areas of environment, climate change adaptation and health.
2 years ago

Kuang-Chi to Launch $300-Million Global Fund and Incubator in Israel

Kuang-Chi, a Shenzhen-based technology conglomerate, is launching an international innovation fund based in Israel to invest in companies worldwide. The "Kuang-Chi GCI Fund & Incubator" will be the first Chinese fund of its kind, combining investment in early to mid-stage Israeli and global companies with incubation by Kuang-Chi. The newly established fund has an initial mandate of $50 million which is planned to grow to $300 million within the next three years.
3 years ago

Patient Investors prioritize People and Profits when picking who to back according to EY’s latest valuation survey

Almost two-thirds of investors (65%) highlight that the breadth and depth of the core management team is critical in order to help the company grow the business and make its voice heard in crowded competitive markets. The study also demonstrates how the reputation of the extended advisory team contributes significantly to target investability.
3 years ago

Vietnam and India will boost cooperation in Garment, Textile, Machinery, Agriculture, Health and Pharmaceuticals

Vietnam and India also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in veterinary and an agreement on building pangasius farms. The two sides also exchanged information on plant quarantine and sanitary standards to boost export of products of animal origins.
3 years ago

FDI flows to China, India, Myanmar and Viet Nam are likely to see a moderate increase in inflows in 2016

In India, the large increase of announced greenfield investments in manufacturing industries may provide further impetus to FDI into the country. Viet Nam is expected to continue strengthening its position in regional production networks in industries such as electronics, while Myanmar is likely to receive increasing levels of FDI inflows in infrastructure, labour-intensive manufacturing and extractive industries.
2 years ago

Vietnam Trade surplus reaches 2.59 billion USD in 12 months

Viet Nam ran a trade deficit of 288 million USD in the first half of December 2016, however, it enjoyed a trade surplus of more than 2.59 billion USD from early 2016 till December 15, according to the Viet Nam Customs.
2 years ago

Japanese Businessmen, the Biggest Foreign Investors in Cambodia’s SEZ

Japanese businessmen are the first foreign investors in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Cambodia, according to an annual report released by the Ministry of Commerce last week. The total investment capital of the Japanese businessmen in the SEZs was recorded at some US$300 million, followed by those from China, US$200 million, China’s Taiwan, more than US$100, Singapore, some US$100 million, South Korean, some US$ 60 million, and Thailand, some US$ 50 million.
2 years ago

Causality between Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth for Cambodia

Cambodia, a war-torn economy, also depends on FDI as a driver of economic growth. In addition, the causal relationship between FDI and growth in Cambodia is not fully known. Therefore, this paper is an attempt to examine the causal link between the two variables over the period 1980–2014, using Granger causality test based on the vector error correction model.
2 years ago

Panama forecasts Latin America's Highest Economic Growth rate for 2017

Panama's Ministry of Economy and Finance has announced that it projects the country's economic growth for 2017 at 5.8%, the highest rate among all Latin American economies, thanks to strong performance in a variety of sectors including construction, mining, finance, and public services, as well as public infrastructure and energy generation.
2 years ago

Increased International Co-operation on Financial and Corporate Issues Essential to making Globalisation work for all

The report argues that countries participating in globalised markets need to commit to a common set of transparent principles that are consistent with mutually beneficial competition, trade and international investment. This would reduce the problems left to be dealt with by domestic policy. It would also help improve resource allocation through promoting productivity growth and reducing the extraction of rents that harm consumers.
2 years ago

Foreign direct investment to GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) reached $416 billion in 2014

The General Manager of the Arab Investment & Export Credit Guarantee Corporation Fahad Rashed Al-Ibrahim said yesterday that foreign direct investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) amounted to more than $416 billion for the year 2014.
3 years ago

The Impact of Larger-Scale Agricultural Investments on Local Communities : Updated Voices from the Field

This updated report seeks to describe in a more nuanced manner the perceived impacts arising from associated agribusiness investments, including spillover effects on the local community and more widely, whether intended or unintended.
2 years ago

Tax Incentives, Exemptions and Relief for Investment in Myanmar

With an MIC permit, subject to MIC approval, a foreign investor may be permitted to use land for an initial period of up to 50 years, a term which may be extended for two additional consecutive periods of ten years each. Also, because the right to enter into a long-term lease is indispensable for foreign investment in the manufacturing sector, companies consider an MIC permit a requisite for this purpose.
2 years ago

Strengthening Trade Linkages and attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will contribute to Asia and the Pacific’s Growth, ADB Report

The report highlights that greater trade openness and FDI can strengthen the region’s resilience to slow global growth, but countries need to improve their institutional quality, business environment, and policy effectiveness to encourage FDI. Asia and the Pacific attracts almost a third of global FDI, among which more than half is now intraregional, driven by the expansion of global and regional value chains.
2 years ago

Thai Company Invests US$600 Million to Establish Electronic Components Factory in Cambodia

Thailand-based SVI Public Company Limited has decided to invest some US$600 million to establish a factory at Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone producing electronic components of camera, computer and phone.
2 years ago

Thailand encourages Investment in Digital Infrastructure Project

Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) has approved three main issues: including digital infrastructure to its promotional incentive list, extending application submission deadline for projects investing in special economic zones (SEZs) until the end of 2018 and adding six activities limited to locate only in SEZs to be eligible for special privileges.
2 years ago

Thailand Attracts Over 16 Billion USD Investments in 2016

Industries that attracted the most foreign investment in 2016 are automobiles and parts (88.51 billion baht), electronics and electrical appliances (64.91 billion baht), petroleum and chemical products (46.98 billion baht), agriculture (45.89 billion baht) and tourism (21.98 billion baht).
2 years ago

India eyes 2 million jobs and half a billion dollars in Mobile Manufacturing

The phased manufacturing roadmap has been prepared keeping in view the ‘state of play of the design/manufacturing ecosystem in the country, wherein through appropriate fiscal and financial incentives, indigenous manufacturing of mobile handsets and various sub-assemblies that go into their manufacturing shall be promoted over a period of time.’
2 years ago

South Korean Company To Build Cassava Processing Factory in Kratie Cambodia

SINGSONG Industrial (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., newly established by SINGSONG Industrial Co., Ltd. of the Republic of Korea, is planning to invest in the construction of a cassava processing factory in Kratie northeastern province.
2 years ago

Thailand Implements New Aviation Development Plan to strengthen Thailand’s position as Southeast Asia’s next regional MRO hub

Aerospace companies investing in Thailand, under the plan, will benefit from a host of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives that range from corporate tax exemptions to assistance with work permits and product sourcing.
2 years ago

Global transport infrastructure investment predicted to reach unprecedented levels

Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to have the fastest average annual growth rate of over 11%, while Asia-Pacific remains by far the largest transport infrastructure market, with investments increasing from $557bn to nearly $900bn over the forecast period. However, transport infrastructure investment levels in Western Europe are expected to take a long time to recover due to continual fiscal austerity – returning only to 2008 levels in 2022.
3 years ago

Chinese Investment in Acquisitions, new Operations and Expansions in the United States hit a record $15 billion in 2015

The US has long been sensitive about Chinese enterprises' investment in its economy. China suffered the most investigations over the last three years despite its FDI in US lagging far behind other countries. The reason given by US government is simple yet confusing: possible detriment to national security.
3 years ago

Thai Government suggests Thai Entrepreneurs enter South Asian Market

Thailand and India has signed the Thai-Indian Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which has cut duties for 83 items such as canned seafood, jewelry, accessories and plastic resin.
2 years ago

Thailand Introduces New Investment Tools to Enhance Investment Climate

To enhance national competitiveness and make Thailand a more attractive investment destination in Asia, the government sector is working in concerted efforts to ensure a pleasant investment atmosphere by improving both investment incentives and various infrastructure to facilitate potential investors in high technology, innovation, and research and development projects.
3 years ago

Central Asian Countries Identify $94 Billion Energy Investment Needs to 2023

Central Asian countries have identified power investment needs of about $94 billion to 2023, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB)-commissioned study presented at an energy forum today in Islamabad. Further, the financing gap that the private sector has to fill in the same period amounts to about $38 billion.
2 years ago

In 2016, Singapore was the largest FDI provider in Vietnam with an investment of US$ 416 million

The number of newly-registered projects was 175, worth US$ 1,244 million, up 37.8% in number and 23% in value. Meanwhile, 76 projects got additional capital with US$ 179 million. Processing and manufacturing absorbed the biggest amount of capital with US$ 1,013 million, accounting for 71.2% of total registered capital. The real estate sector ranked second with US$ 297 million or 20.9%.
2 years ago

Huawei’s OpenLab Bangkok to support Thailand 4.0 and Startups

The OpenLab Bangkok will support customers and partners in the industry digital transformation, offering them an open platform and data center resources, help solve the solution testing and speed up innovations. It will also help promoting industry ecosystem devel-opment, and provide ICT training service.
2 years ago

Thai CP Group to invest 2 billion USD to produce Pork and Chicken in the Philippines

Thailand’s largest agricultural corporation, the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), is investing an estimated $2 billion in the Philippines over the next five years to produce pork and chicken both for the local and export market.
2 years ago

China’s Outward FDI in Africa: Enterprises with Different Ownership Types

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the consequences of China’s outward direct investments in Africa in terms of enterprises with different ownership types. First, this paper contributes to the examination of a large number of Chinese enterprises’ investment projects in Africa. Second, in addition to the investment activities of central state-owned enterprises, investment activities initiated by local state-owned enterprises and private enterprises are also addressed in this paper.
3 years ago

Net Foreign Direct Investment stocks held by the European Union in the rest of the world amounted to 6,894 billion Euros at the end of 2015

United States' direct investors increased their presence in the EU to €2,436 billion of FDI stocks at the end of 2015 (or 41.7% of total FDI stocks held by the rest of the world in the EU). They were followed by those from Switzerland (€627 billion or 10.7%), the offshore financial centres of Bermuda (€503 billion or 8.6%) and Jersey (€227 billion or 3.9%), as well as Canada (€228 billion or 3.9%).
2 years ago

Companies Relocating to Vietnam Will Significantly Propel the Semiconductor Market in Vietnam Until 2020, Says Technavio

As the labor cost in Vietnam is cheaper than in other Asian countries, a large number of semiconductor and electronics companies are attracted to set up their bases in the country. The majority of the investments have been made by Intel, Samsung, Microsoft, and LG.
3 years ago

Thai Commerce Minister attracts Investors to invest in Agricultural sector at the World Economic Forum

Thai Commerce Minister discussed on farmers development and innovative agricultural products at the World Economic Forum (WEF), while international investors have shown interest in the Eastern Economic Corridor.
2 years ago

Myanmar to reach 6 billion USD target for Foreign Direct Investment in the 2016

THE MYANMAR Investment Commission is confident of reaching its $6 billion (Bt216 billion) target for foreign direct investment in the 2016 fiscal year to March 31, although the nine-month figure accounts for only slightly half of the target.
2 years ago

Foreign Trade and International Financial Flows: Implications for Economic Stability in ECOWAS countries

This study recommends greater needs to encourage trade (particularly, intra-industry) and foreign investment with the major trading partners. This, however, requires investment in critical infrastructure and upgrade of domestic technology to be deeply involved in global values chains necessary for the transmission of the desired business cycles. In addition, there is a need to diversify the export base and increase domestic investment to compliment foreign investments in order to minimize undesired business cycles spillovers that can undermine ECOWAS stability.
2 years ago

Promoting Investment in the Digital Economy

An UNCTAD survey of the investment dimension in more than 100 digital development strategies shows that almost all such strategies acknowledge the need for investment. However, hardly any strategy contains a specific 'investment chapter' and less than half of digital development strategies explicitly consider foreign investment as a source of finance. Investment promotion agencies mostly do not feature in the plans.
2 years ago

Thailand launches New Investment Incentives on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials Technology and Digital Technology

Investment on enabling services which include those high-value added services that support targeted technology development, namely research and development (R&D), vocational training institute (science and technology sectors), electronic design, engineering design service, science laboratory service.
2 years ago

The Impact of Larger Scale Agricultural Investments on Communities in South East Asia: A First Assessment

Since the mid-2000s, corporate sector investments in agriculture in developing countries have increased sharply, driven by rising commodity prices, the strategic concerns of food-importing countries, and commercial opportunities. Using the findings of fieldwork conducted by UNCTAD and the World Bank in countries across Africa and Asia, this chapter focuses on the impact of such investments on communities in South-East Asia
3 years ago

UNCTAD forecasts that FDI inflows in Latin America and the Caribbean could decline by 10 percent in 2016, falling to $140–160 billion

Preliminary data for the first quarter of 2016 suggest that greenfield investments will continue to be weak, with the number of projects falling 19 per cent and their value sliding 18 per cent, compared with the same period in the previous year. M&A activity in the first part of 2016 was also well below the quarterly average in previous years. These trends notwithstanding, a number of factors point to an uptick in FDI inflows.
2 years ago

Dynamics of Innovation and Internationalization among Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Viet Nam

This paper examines the bidirectional causality between innovation and internationalization in the context of developing countries. Using a dynamic bivariate probit model and adopting a broad definition of internationalization, this paper analyzes these issues using a panel dataset of small and medium-sized enterprises in Viet Nam. The results show a high persistence in process and product innovations and internationalization decisions.
3 years ago

GCL-SI to Invest in Vietnam on Solar Cell Manufacturing with the production capacity of 600MW

In the deal, GCL-SI will provide solar cell production equipment, whereas Vina offers plant, supporting facilities along with an experienced management team. According to the terms, of Vina's annual capacity of 600MW, 330 MW will be dedicated to GCL-SI. This comprises exclusive use of Vina's PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) facilities, an upgrade technology for standard AL-BSF solar cells.
2 years ago

Opening up, Iran has Opportunity to Commercialize its Science and Technology Skills

The Islamic Republic of Iran has developed the science and technology skills necessary to be a global player in more than oil and gas, but must invest more in innovation to compete effectively in the global economy, according to an UNCTAD report.
2 years ago

Approved Investment in the Power Plants and Renewable Energy in the Philippines increased by 402% to P95.95 Billion (2.04 billion USD) in the First Semester 2016

The power projects include the Limay Premier Power Corporation’s P23.30 Billion (490 million USD) 300-megawatt fluidized bed coal fired power plant in Bataan, and two renewable energy projects namely the Bayog Wind Power Corporation’s P14.73 Billion (310 million USD) power plant with a generating capacity of 150 megawatts, and the Cordillera Hydro Electric Power Corporation’s P12.18 Billion (260 million USD) power plant with a generating capacity of 60 megawatts.
3 years ago

Indian companies explore trade and investment opportunities with the Philippines

Participated in by 70 Indian businessmen and key industry players, the event was jointly organized with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It aimed to explore more business opportunities between India and the Philippines in priority key sectors such as information communication technology (ICT), automotive, agriculture, energy, and chemicals. Some emerging sectors such as pharmaceuticals, electronics and high-end furniture were also highlighted during the discussion.
3 years ago

Pre-feasibility Assessment of Solar and Wind Investment Opportunities in West Africa

This report provides a region-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities in West Africa, for both grid connected and off-grid systems. The outcome includes high resolution maps (1 km resolution) indicating suitable areas for solar and wind energy projects on land, taking account of resource intensity, distance to power grids, population density, land cover, topography, altitude and protected areas.
2 years ago

Role of Foreign Direct Investment on Technology Transfer and Economic Growth in Kenya: a Case of the Energy Sector

The study found that investment in the energy sector has led to new technology in the country as it has transferred technology to local investors through sharing of knowledge in new innovation in production, research, and development and also has led to increased competition in trading which has resulted in efficiency and effectiveness of the industry.
2 years ago