Gulf sovereign wealth funds due to confirm $20bn of Russian deals at SPIEF

With business chiefs from across the world due to descend on St Petersburg for its annual…

Saudi wealth fund commits $20bn to US infrastructure as Trump slams Iran

Ties between Washington and Riyadh moved up a notch this week during the course of US…

China pledges billions more to Belt and Road dream at first summit

China this week pledged at least a further  $20bn to the future  development of its Belt…

China hits speed bump on Silk Road

As President Xi Jinping  prepares to welcome 28 heads of state to conference in Beijing this…

Brexit draws UK companies to Iran despite shadow of sanctions

With the prospect of Brexit limiting their ability to operated within  the EU, UK firms are…

BJP looks to trigger FDI surge into retail sector after election victory

Indian retail: BJP’s resounding victory in this month’s Uttar Pradesh assembly elections is expected to trigger…

China puts faith in development zones to attract investors

China is to carry on promoting its development zones as a means of attracting foreign investment and…

Beijing looks to stem Chinese capital flight and encourage FDI

Chinese capital flight: The Chinese government is getting ready to curb its private sector’s appetite for…

Air Astana, Kazatomprom and KazMunayGaz to kick off Kazakh privatisation programme

Kazakh privatisation programme: A significant proportion of the Kazakh government’s stakes in KazMunayGas, Air Astana and Kazakhtelecom  operator…

Hundreds of SMEs to be included in Russian privatisation programme

Russian privatisation: Hundreds of Russian SMEs could be put up for sale alongside some of the…

Hinkley Point the model as France and China pledge to set up investment fund

Hinkley Point: France and China are to set up a fund for joint investment in overseas projects,…

Russian privatisation plans expanded to include VTB bank, Alrosa and Russian Railways

Russian privatisation: The government in Moscow has drawn up plans to sell stakes in the VTB bank…

Chinese set to pump $11bn into new Lake Baikal tourist complex

Lake Baikal tourist complex: A group of Chinese investors have clubbed together and commissioned a study…

German Minister blocks Aixtron takeover and looks to curb Chinese spending spree

Aixtron: With China’s appetite for buying up European companies showing no sign of abating and its year-on-year…

Moscow and Ankara bury their differences to set up $1bn Russian Turkish investment fund

Russian Turkish investment fund: With Russian President Putin due to meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erodgan…

Renault joins Western rush into Iranian car market

Renault  has become the latest Western car manufacturer to return to the Iranian car market this week…

South Korea agrees to build $350m terminal for Tashkent airport

Tashkent airport: The South Korean government yesterday agreed to invest $250m in the construction of a new terminal…

CITIC gets ready to pump $10bn into Iranian mining sector

Iranian mining sector: China’s CITIC Group Corporation is getting ready to invest $10bn in Iran’s mining and…

Aeroflot privatisation put off until 2020 – but Bashneft sale still on the cards

Aeroflot privatization: Russia’s flagship national airline will not be privatized before 2020 at the earliest, the Economic…

Chinese investors lead surge as Kazakh FDI on course to hit $10bn for 2016

Kazakh FDI: With some $24bn of Chinese project investment in the pipeline over the coming years.…

Alrosa launches Eurasian Diamond Centre in Vladivostok as Eastern Economic Forum gets under way

Alrosa, Russia’s largest diamond mining operation, launched the Eurasian Diamond Centre in Vladivostok yesterday to coincide with…

Bashneft privatisation postponed as Rosneft sale moves up agenda

Bashneft privatisation: The Russian government is considering putting its 19.5% stake in the Rosneft oil giant…

China threatens to withdraw £100bn UK FDI over Hinkley Point delay

Hinkley Point delay: The authorities in Beijing have used a strongly-worded article in the state-run  Xinhua…

Hinkley Point delay sends mixed messages to Chinese investors

Yesterday’s decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to delay the final go-ahead for the Hinkley Point…