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santander free

Success sees Santander Free Trade Zone make growing plans

Colombia’s Santander Free Zone is benefiting from its excellent logistics and good supply of graduates, while its ability to attract international initiatives in life sciences and medical services also means it is outpacing the national performance.

View from the Americas: Canada's elephant next door

Canada has a good track record of attracting FDI – but this could change if its US neighbour carries out protectionist threats, says Gregg Wassmansdorf.

a sibling

View from the C-Suite: Gaw Capital's sibling success story

The Gaw siblings combined their talents to found award-winning property private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners. Christina – younger sister of Goodwin and Kenneth – talks to Natasha Turak about bridging the East-West divide and following the millennials.

a new focus

How FTAs are manoeuvring around a Trump-led US

With US participation in free-trade agreements shrouded in confusion, countries around the world are looking to form their own deals with each other, such as the proposed Asia-focused RCEP. Philippa Maister reports.

nafta's race

Nafta negotiators' race against time

Negotiators at the third round of North American Free Trade Agreement talks in Canada will have a tough job to cut a deal before Mexican elections and US mid-terms take place in 2018. Erika Morphy reports.

making amends

Ecuador foreign trade minister looks to mend friendships

The foreign trade minister of Ecuador talks to Jacopo Dettoni about the sectors into which the country is seeking investment, and how the new government of Lenin Moreno is rebuilding some of the international relationships jeopardised by his predecessor.

Call to modernise Puerto Rico infrastructure following hurricanes

Puerto Rico was already struggling economically when it was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Now experts are calling for an essential upgrade of infrastructure as part of the rebuilding process. Jason Mitchell reports.

tax

Companies face the ​great uncertainty of US tax policy

Until the Trump administration shows its hand, a framework document is the only clue companies have been given regarding the US’s long-term tax plans. Erika Morphy reports.

nationa brands

China named 2017’s fastest growing nation brand

China’s national brand has increased significantly in 2017 at 44%, reflecting a general global dynamic where Asian countries are advancing while Western countries are stagnating.

amazon

US and Canadian cities vie for new Amazon headquarters

Talent and housing availability look to be key criteria in retail and tech giant Amazon’s search for a second headquarters location in north America

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