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The Morning Briefing: Asian investment

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about Asian investment.

1.) Justin Trudeau: Asian trade critical to rebuild Canada's middle class. Where will the next wave of growth for the middle class come from?

2.) Regional tensions hinder Northeast Asia investment. Deteriorating Sino-Japanese ties over the Diaoyu Islands and the festering tension between Japan and South Korea over a pair of islets in the Sea of Japan has adversely affected investment in Northeast Asia, a senior trade official said.

3.) Japanese investment in China falls sharply. Japanese investment in China recorded a steep drop in October, amid friction between Asia’s two largest economies over a chain of islets in the East China Sea.

4.) New investment avenues in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is one of the next growth markets where smart stock pickers can invest in emerging companies that are about to take off as the region's economies evolve, said Matterhorn Investment Management LLP.

5.) SE Asia to be investment bank hotspot. Southeast Asia is expected to be a hot spot for growth for global investment banks while more consolidation is expected to reduce the number of major players to around 10 or less within the next three to five years, from the current 14.

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— By on November 21, 2012, 3:56 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure