fDi Markets Newswire:

Keith Summey

North Charleston: selling a city

Keith Summey, mayor of North Charleston, South Carolina, talks about how he kept the city on a upward trend despite the closure of the local naval shipyard.

Sandy Stimpson

Mobile makes a perfect landing

Sandy Stimpson, mayor of Mobile, Alabama, talks about how winning a major Airbus contract is a sign of the Gulf Coast city’s readiness for business.

Japanese yen up, Mexican peso down

Bloomberg surveys reveal experts’ opinion of currency winners and losers in the second half of the year.

Canadian banks’ M&A on the up

The US is the biggest target for Canadian banks looking to expand.

SelectUSA emphasises innovation

President Obama praises growth of cutting-edge manufacturing hubs at Washington, DC summit.

Former economy minister takes power in Peru

New president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski promises to steward country through continued financial growth.

Porto Alegre

eSky makes journey from Poland to Brazil, via Google

When Polish online travel service eSky began researching promising markets for expansion, it was expected to settle on one of its European neighbours. However, its relationship with Google unexpectedly took it much further afield, as Michal Kaczmarski reports.

Sao Paulo stock exchange

Latin American IFCs strive to make their voices heard

Latin America's international finance centres are jostling for position in an attempt to capture a bigger slice of this growing market. Jason Mitchell looks at how São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Mexico City are standing out from the crowd while adopting a more integrated approach throughout the region.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Cash for citizenship: a Caribbean FDI success story?

Citizenship by investment programmes – whereby a passport is given to an individual in exchange for a large investment in the country – are being increasingly used by many countries, particularly those of the Caribbean. However, what had largely been viewed as a win-win situation has recently been dogged by security concerns, as Natasha Turak discovers.

LGBT bathroom

Do LGBT rights affect FDI?

One by one, US states are grappling with laws relating to the LGBT community. But does gay friendly necessarily mean business friendly? And while many companies – among them PayPal, American Airlines and Apple – have taken principled stands against anti-LGBT laws, how many will follow?

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