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.
8 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
10 months 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.
10 months 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.
a year 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.
a year 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.
a year 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.
a month 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.
a year 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.
a year 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.
a year 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.
a year 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