China’s introduction of stricter capital outflow controls has raised concerns around the prospects of the country’s outbound direct investment. There should be little impact in the long term and the Belt and Road Initiative will be a key catalyst to accelerate China’s outbound investment flows.
In 2016, the value of the renminbi depreciated over 6 per cent against the US dollar whilst China’s foreign exchange reserves dropped sharply. Such magnitude of changes have caused concern for Beijing and global markets.
Knight Frank, the independent global property consultancy, today launches the May 2017 issue of Asia-Pacific Residential Review, tracking cross-border residential land acquisition activity in Asia-Pacific.
The report reveals that cross-border residential land investment activity in Asia-Pacific has risen by 136.9% over the last decade, hitting more than US$42 billion in 2016, compared to US$17.8 billion in 2007.
Malwarebytes, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, found that Malaysia ranks fifth in volume of malware detected in the country amongst other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
The country is leading among emerging markets in Asia in terms of vulnerability against malware, according to Malwarebytes’ recent Asia-Pacific State of Malware Report 2017. The report examines the top malware threats present in the region. The findings illustrate a significant shift in cybercriminal attacks and malware methodology from previous years.