Donald Trump made tax reform a key plank of his election campaign. What can the US expect once he is inaugurated in January?
fDi US Election Hub
Welcome to fDi's 2016 US Election Hub, bringing together exclusive interviews, commentary and reporting by fDi Magazine and global crossborder investment trends from fDi Markets.
Following Donald Trump's historic US election victory, discover how a Trump Presidency will have an impact on international trade, economic development and FDI.
If US president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the remaining interested parties will have some tough choices to make.
Despite the markets’ initial panic at Donald’s Trump’s election, stock markets have bounced backed with the hope of financial stimulus. However, confusion prevails and many questions remain about the new president’s plans for global trade and investment.
US FDI data
Top sources for FDI into the US by capital investment (2009-2015)
Based on data from fDi Markets, since President Obama assumed office in 2009 and up to 2015, the US attracted a total of $222.54bn of FDI (capital investment).
The top source markets for FDI in that period included Japan, Canada and China jointly contributing over $75bn in capital investment into the US.
To say it has been an eventful 12 months would be an understatement. Yet amid Trump, Brexit and the rise of populism and protectionism, demonised multinationals and under-pressure IPAs the world over have been upping their game and getting business done. Courtney Fingar looks on in awe.
Most observers believe the next US president will cut business tax rates as the gridlock in Congress is cleared. But this depends if the transition between the Obama and Trump administrations goes as harmoniously as promised, says Daniel Malachuk.
Asia will be watching the new US president carefully, especially his approach to the issues that most affect the region, namely the economy and defence, says Lawrence Yeo.
US president-elect Donald Trump’s approval of Russian president Vladimir Putin is creating unease in the region, says Mazdak Rafaty.
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Video: Protectionism, Trump and the future of FDI in the US
Political uncertainties are weighing on global crossborder investment, and Unctad estimates global FDI will have fallen 10% to 15% in 2016. Meanwhile, FDI into south-east Asia remains strong, and both Africa and the Middle East are slowly recovering. Jacopo Dettoni and Sebastian Shehadi report.
Formerly an industrial powerhouse, in the 1970s Pittsburgh went into a decline. Then diverse local interests came together to rebuild the city into a tech, healthcare and financial services hub, ensuring its survival through education and innovation. Natasha Turak reports.
Back for its second year, fDi Magazine’s National Championship pits US states against each other using the college football’s four conference system, with teams battling on the FDI field for title of National Champion 2016. Cathy Mullan reports.
The small US state of Rhode Island is easy to miss on a map, and it has also largely gone under the radar of investors. However, buoyed by a series of investments in the past year, from the likes of GE and the Ireland West International Trade Centre, the state is looking to use its unique location to its advantage.
Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo talks to Michal Kaczmarski about the training initiatives the state is establishing in order to provide skilled workers for the many technology companies investing there.
The Philippines’ volatile president Rodrigo Duterte has turned towards Asia to strengthen regional ties, at the expense of established US trade relations. As his country continues to attract mounting levels of FDI, this foreign policy shift is reflected in the emergence of Asian investors as a dominant source of capital, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.
FDI inflows to the Philippines have grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, yet the country continues to lag behind its neighbours, central bank governor Amando Tetangco, Jr, tells fDi.
The economy is shrinking, but tourist numbers are up. What will the Trump era mean for Cuba?
US Election stories from the Financial Times
Donald Trump and the declining prestige of US democracy
The presidential debates are a poor advert for the western system
A distracted America in a dangerous world
The next three months will be a perilous time from Mosul to the South China Sea
After Obama: The future of US foreign policy
Robert Zoellick on the key strategic decisions facing the next president
Free trade v populism: The fight for America’s economy
The presidential campaign’s protectionist rhetoric is threatening global commerce
America needs a bipartisan approach for economic recovery
Healthy competition between parties is best tonic for US
Poverty levels in many US cities that were once leaders in the manufacturing world are unacceptably high. To combat this, a number of programmes have been launched to train people from poor areas and assist them in finding employment. Natasha Turak looks at how the private sector – both domestic and foreign – is playing a role in these initiatives
Millions of manufacturing jobs have gone in the former industrial heartlands of the US in the past few decades. In an effort to counteract this, state bodies are joining forces to attract FDI and ensure they can offer the skilled workforce demanded by investors. Natasha Turak reports.
The result of the US election in November will hinge in large part on the number of voters who feel betrayed by globalisation, which in turn is placing pressure on free-trade agreements. Natasha Turak explores whether a victory for Donald Trump's protectionist policies would dent the US's leading global FDI role.
In an interview at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC in June, US secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker tells Natasha Turak that the Trans-Pacific Partnership underlines the US's global leadership position when it comes to trade.
The US once more has the most valuable country brand while Singapore's is the strongest, according to Brand Finance’s annual National Brands report, with a strong correlation continuing to exist between a strong nation brand and investment attractiveness.
Warnings about the threat to inward investment were ignored as the UK voted for Brexit, and there seems to be a very real risk that the US will pull a similar stunt in this year's presidential elections. Unperturbed, Courtney Fingar has her scary graphs at the ready...
A vote by Congress to allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could jeopardise promised investment, reports Sebastian Shehadi.
The amount of money flowing from the rest of the US into Texas is on a downward trend.
At the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC, in June, Idaho governor Butch Otter told Natasha Turak how the state gets business done quickly and efficiently, and discussed why 'equal' trade is more important than free trade for the US.
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