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Asian Foreign Direct Investment

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  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) refers to long term participation by country A into country B. It usually involves participation in management, joint-venture, transfer of technology and expertise.
  • (Direct investments) Investments in which the investor holds legal title to a property
  • The purchase of a controlling interest in a company or at least enough interest to have enough influence to direct the course of the company.
  • Dealing with or relating to other countries
  • alien: not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something; "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature"
  • Of or belonging to another district or area
  • of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign office"
  • Of, from, in, or characteristic of a country or language other than one's own
  • relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"
  • A native of Asia or a person of Asian descent
  • of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture; "Asian countries"
  • (asia) the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
  • a native or inhabitant of Asia
asian foreign direct investment - The Role
The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in East Asian Economic Development (National Bureau of Economic Research East Asia Seminar on Economics)
The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in East Asian Economic Development (National Bureau of Economic Research East Asia Seminar on Economics)
The international flow of long-term private capital has increased dramatically in the 1990s. In fact, many policymakers now consider private foreign capital to be an essential resource for the acceleration of economic growth. This volume focuses attention on the microeconomic determinants and effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the East Asian region, allowing researchers to explore the overall structure of FDI, to offer case studies of individual countries, and to consider their insights, both general and particular, within the context of current economic theory.

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Sri Lanka has clear foreign policy - Minister Rohitha Bogollagama
Sri Lanka has clear foreign policy - Minister Rohitha Bogollagama
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, who is looking forward to having face to face discussions with the Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukarjee to brief him on the present situation in Wanni soon, said that the Government was confident that the Indian government would not dictate terms on counter terrorism activities in Sri Lanka. In an interview with the Sunday Observer he said that the present turmoil in India and Tamil Nadu about the Lankan IDPs in Wanni were mainly due to their political climate. But, that Indian Government, which is one of the closet friends of Sri Lanka and which understands well about the country’s fight against LTTE terrorism, would stand by the Government. “President Rajapaksa’s regime is the best of all times which has the best of relationships with India. India has always stood by us in terms of territorial integrity and sovereignty”, Minister Bogollagama said adding that the political agitations which are centred in a political agenda will fade away with the conclusion of the Tamil Nadu elections. Excerpts of the interview: Q: It is said that all these issues have propped up because we lack a National Policy on Foreign Affairs. Isn’t it so? A: No. It is a clearly established policy that we command in terms of foreign affairs. Being a non-aligned country and a friend of all, Sri Lanka is not a part of any ideologies in terms of foreign policy relations. We also maintain a very independent stance as a leading member in the NAM. Q: But do you think we have adequately addressed the country’s national interests in this policy? A: Yes, in terms of national issues like terrorism to which we are now finding solutions we are well represented in whatever actions in relation to foreign affairs. All the successive governments have looked at solutions to solve the current conflict. To address the national problem we have come up with a devolution proposal, which the government has now got into the Constitution. No government has changed that line. And that has now become a national policy in terms of how the devolution proposals are to be implemented. Sri Lanka’s major concern is countering terrorism. Our government has taken the lead to engage the democratic establishment of all parts of Sri Lanka and eliminate terrorism. This is the policy that we are practising outside Sri Lanka too to eradicate terrorism in order to restore democracy. Threat to democracy comes from terrorism and that is why we always believe that liberty comes with security; liberty of our people to be retained and protected where we need to have eliminate terrorism. So, there can’t be liberty when there is terrorism. This is the fact that we are now looking at. We did it in the Eastern Province and we are looking at the Northern Province now. Q: How does the foreign policy of the present government differ from the previous policies? A: Overall, we have got one foreign policy and all governments have maintained it based on very non aligned principles. For the liberty of our people to be retained and protected we need to eliminate terrorism. So there cannot be liberty for our people when there is terrorism. Eastern Province is the best example of this. We have the foreign policy of previous governments, which is being maintained. It is a very non-aligned one. And again, we are a country which has a very close relationship with India and that has been very well kept by successive governments. Then again, to look at China-Sri Lanka relations, we are a country that believes that there should be one China policy and all successive governments have been maintaining that policy. We are a member of the Commonwealth. As such we have looked at foreign relations within a framework of a non-aligned country. Q: However, it seems that Sri Lanka is fast losing its European friends which claim the country has a poor track record of human rights. What are the steps taken to win their support? A: I strongly refute that claim. No, we are not losing our European friends. In the world. There are so many views that have been expressed. Some believe in certain lines in terms of how they should have their so called value judgments. This is something that we should understand about respective priorities of some countries and Sri Lanka is engaged with all these countries. And that is very visible in today’s context where we are very well positioned with European countries. We have very strong bi-lateral relationship with almost every European country. There may be different opinions that have been formed as to how to deal with situations. Like the situations in Kosovo, Iran and in other parts of the world, Sri Lanka also has our own value judgments on lots of these issues. Similarly, all these countries have their own lines to which they try to position their so-called perceptions and try to work towards that. But at the same time our relationship is so evident and visible with all countries in the European Union, USA, Canad
Barbados - Bathsheba View
Barbados - Bathsheba View
Barbados, situated just east of the Caribbean Sea, is an independent island nation in the western Atlantic Ocean. At roughly 13° North and 59° West, the country lies in the southern Caribbean region, where it is a part of the Lesser Antilles island-chain. Its closest island neighbours are St. Vincent and St. Lucia to the west. To the south lies Trinidad and Tobago—with which Barbados now shares a fixed official maritime boundary—and the South American mainland, Barbados's total land area is about 166 square miles, and is primarily low-lying, with some higher regions in the island's interior. The organic composition of Barbados is thought to be of non-volcanic origin and is predominantly composed of limestone-coral formed by subduction of the South American plate colliding with the Caribbean plate. The island's climate is tropical, with constant trade winds off the Atlantic Ocean serving to keep temperatures mild. Some more undeveloped areas of the country contain tropical woodland and scrubland. Other parts of the interior which contribute to the agriculture industry are dotted with large sugarcane estates and wide, gently sloping pastures, with many good views down to the coast. Barbados has one of the highest standards of living and literacy rates worldwide. Barbados's human development index ranking is consistently among the top 50 in the world. For example, in 2006, it was ranked 31st in the world, and third in the Americas, behind Canada and the United States. History of Barbados The first indigenous people were Amerindians who arrived here from Venezuela around approximately 350. The Arawak people were the second wave of migrants, arriving from South America around 800. Arawak settlements on the island include Stroud Point, Chandler Bay, Saint Luke's Gully and Mapp's Cave. According to accounts by descendants of the aboriginal Arawak tribes on other local islands, the original name for Barbados was Ichirouganaim. In the thirteenth century, the Caribs arrived from South America in the third wave, displacing both the Arawak and the Salodoid-Barrancoid. For the next few centuries, the Caribs — like the Arawak and the Salodoid-Barrancoid — lived in isolation on the island. The origin of the name Barbados is controversial. It was the Portuguese that were the first European nation to discover and name the island. It is a matter of conjecture whether the word "bearded" refers to the long, hanging roots of the bearded fig-tree (Ficus citrifolia), indigenous to the island, to bearded Amerindians occupying the island, or to the foam spraying over the outlying reefs giving the impression of a beard. In 1519, a map produced by the Genoese mapmaker Vesconte de Maggiola showed and named Barbados in its correct position north of Tobago. The Portuguese conquistadors may have seized the indigenous Caribs on Barbados and used them as slave labour. Other Caribs are believed to have fled the island. The Portuguese only briefly claimed Barbados from the mid 1500s to the 1600s en-route to Brazil. Apart from possibly displacing the Caribs, the Portuguese left little impact and by the 1610s, all settlers left the island for nearby South America. British sailors who landed on Barbados in 1625 at the site of present-day Holetown on the Caribbean coast found the island uninhabited apart from the feral pigs which were left behind from the Portuguese. From the arrival of the first British settlers in 1627–1628 until independence in 1966, Barbados was under uninterrupted British control. Nevertheless, Barbados always enjoyed a large measure of local autonomy. Its House of Assembly began meeting in 1639. Among the initial important British figures was Sir William Courten. Starting in the 1620s, an increasing number of black slaves were brought to the isle. 5000 locals died of fever in 1647 and hundreds of slaves were executed by Royalist planters during the English Civil War in the 1640s, because they feared that the ideas of the Levellers might spread to the slave population if Parliament took control of Barbados. Large numbers of Celtic people, mainly from Ireland and Scotland, went to Barbados as indentured servants. Over the next several centuries the Celtic population was used as a buffer between the Anglo-Saxon plantation owners and the larger African population, variously serving as members of the Colonial militia and playing a strong role as allies of the larger African slave population in a long string of colonial rebellions. As well, in 1659 the English shipped many Irishmen and Scots off to Barbados as slaves, and King James II and others of his dynasty also sent Scots and English off to the isle: for example, after the crushing of the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685. The modern descendants of this original slave population are some of the poorest inhabitants of modern Barbados. There has also been large-scale intermarriage between the African and Celtic populations on the islands and many

asian foreign direct investment
asian foreign direct investment
Foreign Direct Investment in Japan: Multinationals' Role in Growth and Globalization
Foreign Direct Investment in Japan presents a detailed examination of recent trends of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and their impact on the Japanese economy. Historically much less open to foreign trade and investment than other major economies, Japan experienced an unprecedented jump in FDI inflows around the turn of the millennium. This book looks at the profound changes in Japan that made this jump possible and considers foreign firms' potential contribution to productivity and overall economic growth. Detailed case studies illustrate that in certain sectors the presence of foreign firms already is a key factor shaping industry dynamics. Yet, despite recent changes, resistance to inward FDI remains strong and the government could do much more if it were committed to attracting FDI. Overall, Japan continues to appear reluctant to embrace fully, and therefore seems unlikely to benefit even more substantially from, globalization.