Hilmar Kopper was the bearer of bad news this week. You might also say it was good news, however, depending on your perspective. Hilmar Kopper is in charge of promoting foreign investment in Germany. The figures he's just released show that foreign companies invested … [Read more...] about Foreign Investment: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
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Territorial disputes and a unilateral declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone are just some of the reasons behind the months-long escalation of tensions between two of Asia's most powerful countries. But the mutual feelings of resentments have not only led to … [Read more...] about Japan shifting investments from China to ASEAN
When Brazil agreed to lend Bolivia $332 million (301.7 million euros) to build a highway through the Amazon in 2009, Evo Morales was en route to his second term as president. The bilateral agreement to finance a road from Villa Tunari in Chapare - where Morales got his … [Read more...] about Brazil accused of unscrupulous foreign loans
Taking a stroll through various Tehran neighborhoods, and stopping to talk to people at random, it becomes clear that there is one issue which everyone is apparently concerned about: It's the economy. That's because people can feel the recession in their everyday lives. The … [Read more...] about Foreign investments spark controversy in Iran
Praveen Khandelwal's hardware store in Delhi employs some 15 people. But soon, the shop owner fears, they might all lose their jobs - and with it, their livelihood. "International companies will grab the entire retail trade," Khandelwal told DW. He is afraid that there will be … [Read more...] about Anger grows as foreign retailers enter India