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Guiana

France awards Guiana €2.1bn development fund

French Guiana’s troubled relationship with mainland France could be on the mend with a substantial relief plan. Michael Deibert reports.

Puerto Rico struggles through tough times as vultures circle

The US territory of Puerto Rico might have an idyllic location but it is struggling with huge debt, hindered by a somewhat inequitable relationship with the mainland. Michael Deibert reports.

Peru

Peru presses ahead with PPP plans despite scandal

The fallout from Brazil’s Odebrecht scandal is spreading to Peru, but the resulting infrastructure slowdown could mean opportunities for far-sighted overseas investors. Jason Mitchell reports.

Canada breathes sigh of relief as ​Trump backs off Nafta

The US administration’s more conciliatory attitude towards Nafta is not just a relief for Mexico. Northern neighbour Canada has deep economic ties, which could lead to trauma if cut. Erika Morphy reports.

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Is Toyota's Kentucky investment a victory for Trump?

Toyota’s $1.3bn investment in Kentucky is being hailed as a triumph by both the Japanese auto giant and US president Donald Trump. The move has improved relations between the two – whether or not it has been years in the pipeline.

Kia Mexico

Mexico looks to Asia as Trump effect bites

With a possible review of Nafta around the corner and the war of words with US president Donald Trump showing no sign of abating, Mexico’s state officials and the national government are scrambling to strengthen ties with Asian investors, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

US manufacturing sector enjoys rising FDI

Contrary to popular perceptions, FDI into US manufacturing has been going up over the past decade, at an average 9% per year. Timothy Conley reports.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines PM looks to prove point with airport opening

The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, ruffled numerous feathers with his plans for an international airport on the small island nation. He talks to Courtney Fingar about the benefits the newly opened project will bring.

KPMG Orlando

Orlando's attractions lure KPMG training centre

Incentives and a host of attractions cemented Orlando in Florida as a perfect location for KPMG’s new training office. But equally important have been efforts by the Orlando Economic Partnership to make the move as smooth as possible, including finding a site close to the local airport. Michal Kaczmarski reports.

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A three-point framework to measure Trump’s impact on inbound investments

The national and local investment climate in the US is confusing to most investors. Here, Robert Ginsburg outlines a three-point framework for them to measure Donald Trump’s impact on inbound investments. 

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