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Global standards should regulate FDI flows

The global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows rose by 17 per cent in 2011 to $1.5 trillion. The FDI inflows in developed economies grew up by 18.5 per cent, while in developing economies it grew up by 13.7 per cent.

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Japan braces for severe power shortages

The shutdown of Japan’s last working nuke power plant and the govt’s failure to convince a wary public about restoring production at dozens of reactors leaves the world’s third largest economy facing another severe power shortages.

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India to deliberate tax measures

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India to deliberate tax measures

Whatever its intentions in cracking down on abuse of tax havens, India has alienated overseas investors with the timing and communication of its measures when it can ill afford to do so.

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Slow US hiring raises fears

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Slow US hiring raises fears

US employers cut back on hiring in April and more people gave up the hunt for work, dimming hopes the economy was turning a corner just as President Barack Obama prepared to launch his re-election campaign.

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