Asian investments set to soar

Linklaters'' managing partner for Asia, Andrew Roberts believes that corporate investment into Asia will enjoy long-term growth.

One of the key trends in Asia since the crisis has been the opening up of economies to direct and portfolio investment from outside. From Japan to Indonesia, foreign direct investment has arrived, attracted by cheap prices, high potential returns and stagnating economies elsewhere in the world. In the last two years, Asia has regained its position as the fastest growing economic region in the world. Companies are taking notice and are keen to acquire assets.

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Andrew RobertsOn the ground in many Asian countries, the response has been to encourage this investment. China presents a significant challenge for other Asian countries competing for foreign capital. With WTO entry and ongoing economic liberalisation, China...

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