Investment screening is new normal but business interests can still be protected

Countries have become wary of welcoming foreign investors on account of national security concerns and economic implications. Investment screening is emerging as a vital policy tool that many countries have adopted to safeguard their interests.

Associate Professor Terence Ho from the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy shares how the screening of foreign investments is crucial in protecting critical technologies and resources of the country. He discussed how regulators have developed new and broader screening measures to cover more sectors, and what firms can do to address the potential impact on businesses and investments.

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