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The EU Implements New Regulatory Framework That May Hinder Chinese Investment

The EU Implements New Regulatory Framework That May Hinder Chinese Investment 1200 675 Blackpeak

The EU has been tightening regulatory scrutiny of Chinese inbound investment over the last three years. The implementation in April 2019 of a new EU-wide framework for reviewing acquisitions intensifies the trend of already-declining Chinese FDI in the EU and high-profile blockages of deals there since 2016.

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Security Risks in Southern Thailand: From Origins to Current Situation

Security Risks in Southern Thailand: From Origins to Current Situation 1200 675 Blackpeak

In order to extract even more concessions from the Thai government, rebel groups in the southernmost provinces of Thailand may continue instigating violence.

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FinanceAsia | Anti-graft Arrests Will Not Stop China’s Financial Liberalisation

FinanceAsia | Anti-graft Arrests Will Not Stop China’s Financial Liberalisation 1200 675 Blackpeak

Alex Nasr’s opinion on the recent arrest of Liu Shiyu, former chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission.

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AI Ambitions: Challenges to Innovation as the US and China Drive Global Tech

AI Ambitions: Challenges to Innovation as the US and China Drive Global Tech 1200 675 Blackpeak

Both despite and because of the US and China competing in AI innovation for geopolitical and economic reasons, the two countries contribute to the industry’s development with their different tech and policy orientations.

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Foreign Investment Regulation in the Education Sector in China

Foreign Investment Regulation in the Education Sector in China 1200 675 Blackpeak

In August 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Justice issued a Circular seeking public comments on the recently updated Promotion of Private Education (Revised Draft) law, which cuts a clear line between government non-profit schools and private education businesses by restricting foreign capital investment in certain education entities in mainland China.

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More Than a Trade War: Understanding Political Risk as US Scrutinizes Chinese Investment

More Than a Trade War: Understanding Political Risk as US Scrutinizes Chinese Investment 1200 675 Blackpeak

In August 2018, President Trump signed a bill expanding the scope and powers of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The new law has important implications for Chinese…

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Navigating Brazil’s 2018 Election: What Investors Can Expect

Navigating Brazil’s 2018 Election: What Investors Can Expect 1200 675 Blackpeak

If there is anything that Sunday’s electoral results showed us, it is that Brazil’s political landscape in 2018 is as polarizing, unprecedented, and unpredictable as ever.

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Financial Times | US Sanctions Companies Linked to Japanese Yakuza

Financial Times | US Sanctions Companies Linked to Japanese Yakuza 1200 675 Blackpeak

David Suzuki’s opinion on the sanctions that the US government has imposed on companies linked to Japanese anti-social forces.

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Reuters | JD.com CEO Returns to China After Arrest in U.S. Sexual Misconduct Case

Reuters | JD.com CEO Returns to China After Arrest in U.S. Sexual Misconduct Case 1200 675 Blackpeak

Blackpeak founder Chris Leahy is quoted in a Reuters article about the recent sexual misconduct case involving the CEO of JD.com.

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Risks in Japanese Infrastructure Investment

Risks in Japanese Infrastructure Investment 848 477 Blackpeak

Infrastructure development in Japan carries specific risks to investors. In this briefing, we highlight some of the key issues.

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