Foreign investments

Amendments to Foreign Investment Laws and Retail Trade Liberalization

One of the most common inquiries we receive from foreign investors is about setting up subsidiaries in the Philippines and their concerns about minimum capital requirements related to the nature of their business or industry. Foreign ownership restrictions in certain industries certainly affect the flow of foreign investment into the country, with the Philippines notably […]

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Real estate marketing and beyond

Foreign investors flocked to the United States in 2021 as COVID-19 travel restrictions eased, leading to a boom in commercial real estate. Investments by foreign nationals in the sector have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, according to a report by Real Capital Analytics. Foreign investors bought $70.8 billion worth of U.S. commercial real estate in 2021. That’s […]

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U.S. foreign investment surpasses pre-pandemic levels

Real Capital Analytics: Foreign investors have turned away from big cities a bit, but the $70.8 billion invested in 2021 is the highest total since 2018’s $94.6 billion. NEW YORK — As COVID-19 travel restrictions began to be lifted last year, foreign investors flocked to U.S. commercial real estate. Foreign investment surpassed pre-pandemic levels in […]

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Foreign investment exceeds pre-pandemic levels

As COVID-19 travel restrictions began to be lifted last year, foreign investors flocked to U.S. commercial real estate. Foreign investment surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2021, according to a new report from Real Capital Analytics. Foreign investors bought $70.8 billion worth of U.S. commercial real estate in 2021. That’s the highest total since 2018’s $94.6 billion. […]

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France expands the list of sectors subject to foreign investment screening – Government, public sector

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. As of January 1, 2022, and with the addition of sectors in which foreign investment is subject to prior authorization by the Minister responsible for the economy, France has taken a new step in the pursuit of the […]

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The Moreno-Ong tandem to support the fisheries department, more foreign investment

PHILSTAR PRESIDENTIAL candidate and mayor of Manila, Francisco “Isko” M. Domagoso, has pledged his full support for the creation of a department of fisheries separate from the department of agriculture if he wins the May elections. Mr. Domagoso, the standard bearer of Aksyon Demokratiko, said in a statement on Monday that he would certify as […]

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Foreign investment subject to Senate bill

Lawmakers seeking to limit foreign ownership of Oklahoma farmland could face a complicated battle this session, as lawmakers’ sense of patriotism could present a challenge to key aspects of the state’s economy. (Photo by Federico Respini via Unsplash) OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawmakers seeking to limit foreign ownership of Oklahoma’s farmland could face a complicated battle […]

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The measures adopted to adapt the control of foreign investments in France during the health crisis are again extended until December 31, 2022 – Company law/Commercial law

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. The principle in French law is that financial relations between France and foreign countries are free. However, some investors making certain types of investments in so-called “sensitive“Sectors of activity must follow a prior authorization procedure with the French […]

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Foreign investment in financial services sought

Through Jenina P. Ibanez, Senior Reporter THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) wants foreign investors to invest in financial services in the Philippines by bringing in new technologies and technical expertise. “As we build our digital finance ecosystem, we encourage foreign investors who can bring cutting-edge technologies and technical expertise to tap into the untapped […]

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Facilitate foreign investments through the International Financial Services Center

For years India has received the majority of its foreign investment from tax havens such as Mauritius, Singapore, Dubai, Cyprus and the Cayman Islands. These jurisdictions provide an excellent regulatory, tax and legal framework and protection for investors and fund managers to set up and operate private equity / venture capital funds (“offshore funds”). The […]

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New policies restrict foreign investment in the United States

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 As the US economy continues to grow, foreign investors are finding it increasingly difficult to invest in companies in the United States. Several US consulates have restricted or suspended the processing of e-visa applications altogether, contributing to a significant drop in foreign investment in US companies. What is an E visa? […]

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Estonia to start screening foreign investment backgrounds | News

The bill aims to ensure the transparency of foreign investment, Estonia’s strategic sectors and business areas will not become dependent on foreign investors and the continuity of services will not be compromised, spokespersons from the ministry. Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Andres Sutt (Reform) said that under the conditions of the Covid pandemic, global […]

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On foreign investments – Punch Newspapers

Posted December 13, 2021 Every country, developing or developed, wishes to have foreign investment, not because of its “foreigner” but, firstly, because of certain advantages attached to it and, secondly, no country can produce all that its citizens need or want to have. Even having foreign human beings in your country gives some recognition of […]

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Authorized foreign investment fell again in the third quarter

UNSPLASH Foreign investment pledges fell again in the third quarter after recovering in the previous three months, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on Tuesday. Approved foreign investments fell 45.8 percent year-on-year to 16.82 billion pesos in the July-September period, compared to 31.03 billion pesos recorded a year ago. The decline […]

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Congress ratifies bicameral report on foreign investment law amendments

PHILSTAR BOTH Houses of Congress have ratified the report of the bicameral conference committee harmonizing a measure amending the Foreign Investment Act of 1991, which would open up more industries to foreign direct investment. Senator Maria Imelda Josefa R. Marcos, the bill’s principal sponsor and chair of the Senate Economic Affairs Committee, said the bicameral […]

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Senate ratifies bicam report on bill to promote foreign investment in PH – Manila bulletin

The Senate ratified the report of the bicameral conference committee on the bill to promote foreign investment in the Philippines. Senator Imee Marcos, who chairs the Senate Economic Affairs Committee, which presented the bicam report on the reconciled version of Bill 1156 and Bill 300, said the bicameral panel agreed to use the Senate version […]

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Government of Pakistan pledged to encourage and protect foreign investment: Fareena Mazhar – News

In terms of incentives, Pakistan offers no income tax on exports of IT and IT services until June 2025 Posted: Mon 6 Dec 2021, 19:35 Pakistan Board of Investment Federal Secretary Fareena Mazhar said on Monday the government was determined to encourage and protect foreign investment in the country. She was speaking at a seminar […]

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400 foreign investments controlled by the European Commission

the EU regulation on the screening of foreign direct investments has been in effect since October 11, 2020. It has created a uniform framework across Europe for the screening of foreign direct investment (FDI) in European companies in critical infrastructure, defense and other key sectors. According to the European Commission, this procedure is intended to […]

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Financial sector, legislation prepared to encourage foreign investment

Bangladesh’s banking sector, capital market and legal framework are well prepared to foster foreign investment, with the government working swiftly on remaining tasks, speakers said at different sessions on the second day of the International Investment Summit. 2021, Monday. In a session titled “Financial Services: Ensuring Sustained Growth,” central bank officials and banking professionals said […]

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Pacquiao promises to use status to attract foreign investment

Photo from Senator Manny Pacquiao’s Twitter page MANILA — Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquaio said Thursday he would use his celebrity status to attract foreign investment to the country and provide jobs for the poor. Pacquiao said he has at least 10 international billionaire friends who are committed to investing their money in the Philippines. […]

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More and more German IT and Telecom companies are becoming critical infrastructure operators – Foreign investment may trigger FDI notification requirement! | Dentons

Recently, the German Federal Government adopted a new amendment to the BSI Critical Infrastructure Ordinance (BSI-KritisV). More companies in the IT / telecommunications sector – but also in other sensitive sectors – will be qualified as “critical infrastructure” operators. For example, it is estimated that more than 7 data centers will be affected by these […]

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Premium conditions for large foreign investments in Ukraine

Contents Premium solution for large investments Which projects can benefit from state support? What state support will be available? What are the practical challenges for foreign investors? Investors looking for long-term opportunities in emerging markets always value the political, economic stability and transparency of government institutions. These factors determine the viability of the project: whether […]

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Foreign investment in Latvia has doubled this year, economist says / Article

Before the pandemic, foreign investment in Latvia was stable, at around 2-3% of Latvia’s gross domestic product. In 2020, foreign investment increased slightly, said Guntis Kalniņš, economist at Bank of Latvia. “In the first half of this year, the flow of foreign investment even doubled, which may seem contradictory to intuition. We see foreign funds […]

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Decline in foreign investment in Nigeria

The Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, recently expressed his concern over the drastic drop in foreign investment in Nigeria. She said the cost of doing business in the country remains “too high” to attract foreign and domestic investment into the economy. His concern expressed […]

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Saudi Arabia Launches New Committee To Review Foreign Investment | Pillsbury – Global Trade Law and Sanctions

On September 14, 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched a new Standing Ministerial Committee for the Review of Foreign Investments (CEFI) that would review foreign investments for potential threats to national security. This development comes at an important time as the Kingdom opens its doors to foreign investment in […]

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Is China’s push for self-sufficiency hurting or hurting foreign investment?

VSHina increasingly strives for self-reliance in several areas as President Xi strives to build the country’s internal independence. Foreign investors and businesses are often divided over whether this is a bargain for operations or a downside with long-term consequences. Two reports have been released that highlight the wide perspective gap between foreign entities doing business […]

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Ghana ready for more foreign investment in agriculture sector – Dept. Agric Minister

Deputy Agriculture Minister Mohammed Hardi Tuferu urges foreign investors to take advantage of Ghana’s conducive business environment and invest in the country’s agricultural sector. He says the country is ready for business and the government hopes to raise US $ 3 billion this year in foreign direct investment, half of which is in the manufacturing […]

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BOI invites foreign investment in SEZs

ISLAMABAD – The Board of Investment (BOI) has invited foreign investors, especially Chinese, to set up their business houses in Pakistan’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs). “We look forward to your high quality investments in Pakistan while enhancing B2B and P2P cooperation,” Fareena Mazhar, Secretary of the Pakistan Investment Board, said at the “Belt and Road” […]

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Foreign investment in Greece soars 77% in 2020, report says

Greece has significantly improved its ranking in foreign direct investment, according to a report released on Wednesday. Public domain Foreign direct investment in Greece increased by 77% in 2020, a report by multinational accounting firm Ernst & Young Greece (EY) revealed on Wednesday. EY’s Greece investment report says the improving economic situation indicates that Greece […]

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Commentary: How the environmental justice movement could affect foreign investment in Georgia

Protesters march for environmental justice in Louisiana. Credit: Fernando Lopez for Survival Media Agency Editor’s Note: Brooke F. Dickerson, an attorney with Atlanta-based law firm Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG) specializing in environmental and construction law, is the author of this article. The article appears as part of AGG’s annual sponsorship of Global Atlanta. Brooke F. […]

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Denmark passes law to screen foreign investment for security risks

Danish lawmakers have passed a law allowing screening of future foreign investments to ensure they do not pose a threat to national security, the Ministry of Business said on Wednesday. The new legislation was drawn in part following security concerns over an offer from Chinese Huawei to build Denmark’s 5G network. Denmark’s largest telecommunications operator […]

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Biden must curb corporate profits and power to achieve historic gains

President Joe Biden’s US Jobs Plan, which is integral to his agenda to build an economy that empowers workers and families in the United States, promises unique investments in the long-neglected safeguards of our economy. Part of the package has raised the particular anger of corporate lobbyists and laissez-faire conservatives: raising the corporate tax rate […]

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How foreign investment in the digital ecosystem can catalyze a robust economy

Lesotho is a name that is unknown to most of us and that doesn’t ring a bell because we don’t know. It is a landlocked country within the borders of South Africa. A very small landlocked country, Lesotho is a more popular name in the United States and in European countries due to the fact […]

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Canadian government steps up national security reviews of foreign investments

Canada recently introduced new national security review provisions for foreign investment activities … [+] in the countryside. NurPhoto via Getty Images By Brian Mich and Natasha Moore The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada, François-Philippe Champagne, on March 24and released revised guidelines on reviewing national security investments. Canadian companies and international investors should […]

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Biden tax plan recovers $ 2 trillion in overseas corporate profits: Treasury

US President Joe Biden receives an economic briefing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 29, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday touted the Biden administration’s proposed changes to the corporate tax code and said in detail the plan would be […]

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Foreign investments in Lebanon for medical cannabis investors

On April 20, 2020, the Lebanese Parliament passed a law authorizing the cultivation, trade, research and use of medical cannabis. The adoption of the law by Lebanon creates an opportunity for leading medical cannabis companies around the world to enter the Lebanese market. There are six categories of license applicants, including foreign companies licensed in […]

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Coherence of policies, key to attracting local and foreign investment: President BEZA

Photo courtesy of: BEZA Coherence of investment policies and long-term political support are the most important factors in attracting domestic and foreign direct investment to the country, said Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority Executive Chairman Paban Chowdhury. Investors make their decisions after being assured of the rate of return on any investment based on the existing […]

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Bauchi, Delta, Gombe … 26 states that did not attract any foreign investment in 2020

Foreign investors ignored 26 states in Nigeria in the year 2020, according to a report released by the National Bureau of Statistics. The recently released Capital Imports report by the National Bureau of Statistics details the value of new investments that have poured into the Nigerian economy in 2020. The 26 states are: Bauchi, Bayelsa, […]

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China has new rules for screening foreign investment. Here are the details.

China has implemented a sweeping new law allowing national security reviews of foreign investments, just as foreign money flowing into the country is expected to reach record levels. Monday’s new regulations also come as Beijing has seen recent Chinese investment abroad come under increased scrutiny. The Foreign Investment Security Review Measures, developed by the National […]

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Budget 2021: Special window for foreign investments of probable high value

Large foreign investors looking to invest in India may soon see their proposals receive swift treatment from the government. According to sources, the Center plans to create a special window for strategically important investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who wish to invest more than Rs 3,000 crore through a single transaction. […]

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Expectations of the 2021 budget in terms of foreign investments: will Modi’s government open more windows to attract FDI for “Make in India” in the 2021 budget?

Even though India suffered huge economic losses due to the foreclosure, foreign investor confidence remained high and India received the largest inflow of FDI to India ever. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has constantly tried to attract foreign investors to invest in India. Whether in the fields of pharma, manufacturing or green energy, the government’s objective […]

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Removal of tax on dividend distributions will help attract foreign investment

In a bid to revive the Indian economy and restart an investment cycle in India, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in an unprecedented move, reduced the corporate tax rate to 15% for new manufacturing companies and 22% for other companies. To move forward in this direction, the 2020 Union budget gives new impetus by abolishing the […]

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[ANALYSIS] Will Duterte’s new tax measure kill foreign investment?

The sequel to the controversial TRAIN law, called Citira, pits two key economic agencies against each other. Citira, which stands for Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Streamlining Act, is formerly known as the Trabaho Bill, which the House already passed its third and final reading in the previous Congress, but has ran out of time […]

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Chinese company profits rise, but outlook grows gloomy

Last year, the profits of China’s largest publicly traded companies grew at their fastest pace since 2010, but don’t expect a repeat in 2018. Earnings per share of companies in the MSCI China Index, which includes 152 large and mid-cap stocks mostly listed in China, Hong Kong and the United States, likely rose more than […]

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Protect your foreign investments against currency risk

Type of security S&P 500 Index Russell 2000 Index Russell 2000 value MSCI EAFE International Small Cap International Small Cap Stock MSCI Emerging Markets S&P500 1 – – – – – – Russell 2000 0.731 1 – – – – – Russell 2000 value 0.694 0.927 1 – – – – MSCI EAFE 0.618 0.532 […]

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Tax incentives for foreign investment in Uzbekistan – Taxation

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. In this document, Deloitte presents a brief overview of the tax and customs advantages applicable to foreign investments in Uzbekistan. Since the tax system in Uzbekistan is subject to frequent changes, we recommend that you use this overview […]