Investment©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60Investment Funding Asean’s infrastructure demandThe region’s businesses are being held back by weak transport links, while markets are underdeveloped because of lack of infrastructure. Will Asean’s economic fusion in 2015 give southeast Asia the injection of funds it so desperately needs?, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTIs private equity the easy way to the sub-Sahara?Gaining diversified access to the African growth story can be difficult when local capital markets are limited and illiquid. Private equity should help fill the gaps., 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTInvestment: EM equals S&M?How hard will an emerging market portfolio get hit? Differentiation, not blind love, will tell., 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTTurkey still a solid investment-grade sovereignTurkey deserves an investment-grade status, according to data from Euromoney Country Risk, despite political risks, the impact of Fed tapering, Standard & Poor’s low rating and Moody’s downgrade threats., 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTAzerbaijan gets another chanceThe birth of Azerbaijan’s capital markets has been continually predicted, but has never come to pass. Now a tiny IPO is raising renewed hopes of access to one of the richest frontier markets. Will this time be different?, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTInside investment: Turning Japanese?Demographics are the forgotten dimension of investment. The experience of Japan suggests we should pay more heed., 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMTRomania’s economy outpaces EU peers; governance fears remainPrivatizations in the country promise to further turbo-charge growth, a bright spot in emerging Europe. But worries about the stability of the ruling coalition and governance persist., 26 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMTNew details emerge of Libya's claim against Goldman SachsInvestment authority says bank implemented trades that it didn't understand, costing it $1 billion., 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMTSociété Générale drawn into LIA saga The increasingly litigious Libyan Investment Authority has turned its attention from Goldman Sachs to Société Générale, as it tries to get money back from investment advice it received in 2008. Court documents shed light on a mysterious Panama-based company – whose function for the LIA and the Gaddafi administration has long puzzled observers – which is alleged to have received $58 million in bribes from the French bank., 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTLibyan plot thickens for Goldman with Palladyne ‘money-laundering’ suitGoldman’s controversial relationship with the Libyan Investment Authority was brought back into focus this week after a former executive of Palladyne International Asset Management brought a claim against the Dutch firm describing it as a ‘money-laundering operation’ for the former Gaddafi regime., 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT