Topic: Foreign direct investment

A Q&A with the Tony Blair Institute's Jeeger Kakkad

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change last month published a report slamming the UK’s foreign investment regime for putting the country’s national security at risk. Jeeger Kakkad, the report's author and director of the Future of Britain initiative at the institute, spoke to GCR about how the National Security and Investment Act poses a threat to security, how the regime can be more transparent and the urgent need for government guidance.

06 April 2023

UK promises to increase transparency of national security reviews

The UK government plans to update its guidance on the National Security and Investment Act less than a month after an advisory organisation set up by former prime minister Tony Blair criticised the new regime for being ambiguous and lacking transparency.

04 April 2023

China pushes back against forced sale of TikTok

A Chinese government official has said the country will “firmly oppose” any order from the US foreign investment review body forcing TikTok to split from its Beijing-based parent company ByteDance.

24 March 2023

Senator urges CFIUS to guard against Chinese takeover of SVB

The US foreign investment review body must ensure that assets from Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank do not end up “in the hands of hostile” states, a top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee has said.

20 March 2023

CFIUS: TikTok must split from ByteDance or face total ban

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has reportedly told TikTok that it risks a total ban in the US if it does not spin-off from its Chinese owners, drawing a sharp rebuke from Beijing.

17 March 2023

TikTok open to “last resort” ByteDance divorce to resolve national security concerns

TikTok is reportedly willing to split with its Chinese parent company ByteDance if a current proposal before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States fails to resolve national security concerns.

15 March 2023

Blair group slams UK foreign investment regime

The foreign investment control regime that the UK government established last year is “vague” and puts the country’s security at risk, an advisory organisation set up by former prime minister Tony Blair has claimed.

14 March 2023

EU in “unchartered territory” with new foreign subsidy law, Vestager says

The EU’s competition commissioner has said “there may be a hiccup or two” in the implementation of the bloc’s new foreign subsidies regulation, stating certain aspects of the new law place the agency in “unchartered territory”.

06 March 2023

Slovakian foreign investment regime goes live

Slovakia’s new foreign investment review regime has taken effect, requiring the country’s economics ministry to sign off on all investments from outside the EU into several “critical” domestic markets.

02 March 2023

Australia blocks China-linked fund from increasing mining investment

The Australian government has blocked a Chinese national’s Singapore-based investment fund from increasing its stake in a domestic rare earths mining company on “national interest” grounds.

01 March 2023

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