Nissan joins race for the ‘final frontier’

The Egyptian government should end duty-free access for imported vehicles so as to stimulate domestic car…

One Belt One Road – One Direction? BRI at the crossroads

Could the Covid -19 pandemic spell the beginning of the end of China’s Belt and Road…

China’s vaccine diplomacy gets mixed reaction

News that Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia had all arranged to procure COVID-19 vaccines from either…

Ozon IPO soars as Russian retail investors just keeps on coming

The value of funds that Russian retail investors are channelling through brokerage accounts rose by $17.3…

Full Truck Alliance raises $1.7bn as Uber meets Silk Road

Full Truck Alliance, the Chinese ground transport ‘Uber-for-trucks’ online platform, announced earlier today that it has…

Zoom boom makes it a triple whammy for Asia Pacific

A combination of the so-called ‘Zoom Boom’, the ratification of a new region-wide FTA and news…

Cheer for UK EV industry as Johnson speeds up petrol ban

In a boost for the UK EV industry, Johnson is to speed up ban of fossil…

Ozon IPO perks up Russian e-commerce sector

The Russian e-commerce market sprang back into life this week, with one of its oldest and…

Electric scooter market revs up

The electric scooter can increasingly be seen in towns and cities from Mumbai to Beijing.

Chinese manufacturing rebounds – but is it sustainable?

Output from the Chinese manufacturing industry approached a ten-year high last month as it recovered from…

Emerging markets root for Biden in US elections

As they wait for the results of tomorrow’s US elections, most investors and business communities in…

Allegro shares surge as pandemic boosts e-commerce

Stock in Polish e-commerce specialist Allegro shot up nearly 63% during its first day of trading…

Poland fines Gazprom over Nord Stream 2

COVID-19 or no COVID-19, the controversy over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline shows no sign of…

Asian billionaires lead the way

The number of Asian billionaires is growing faster than anywhere else in the world, with a…

British Steel’s white knight eyes up Port Talbot

Just over six months after taking over British Steel’s Scunthorpe operations, China’s privately owned Jingye Group…

3 new Chinese FTZs created as economy rebounds

Three new pilot Chinese FTZs got the go ahead on Monday, just as the European Central…

Reliance ecommerce drive moves up a gear

Silver Lake Partners private equity firm was discussing the possibility of investing $1bn in Reliance Retail

Buffett bets on Japan just as Abe bows out

Warren Buffett builds up stakes in Japan's five trading houses in the same week that PM…

Israel-UAE detente puts stars in their eyes

The commercial space and high tech sectors could be among the  big winners out of last…

SE Asian and Chinese manufacturers perk up

Chinese manufacturers and theirJapanese and South Korean counterparts continued their recovery from the fallout of the…

Walmart keeps faith with Indian e-commerce

Walmart has stumped up $1.2bn to help its Indian e-commerce concern Fliipkart counter the effects of…

Mongolia joins ADB currency-linked bond wagon

Mongolia has raised $7m development capital through an ADB currency-linked bond issue for a sustainable milk…

Pandemic and environmentalists put pressure on New Silk Road

Governments want China to restructure, delay repayments or forgive tens of billions of dollars of loans…

Demand for Malaysian rubber gloves rockets

The rocketing demand for Malaysian rubber gloves and other protective gear triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic…