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.
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.
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.
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?
As the expanded Panama Canal opens, ports in countries such as Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas are investing in harbour facilities and logistics operations with an eye to reaping the commercial benefits.
Now the delegate selection is almost over, it is time to look at what the candidates are likely to put forward as their economic policies.
Corruption, resignations, drug wars: the Mossack Fonseca leak – known globally as 'the Panama Papers' – may have made headlines, but Central America has far more pressing problems to address if it is ever to regain investor confidence.
On the sidelines of the Caribbean Investment Forum 2016 in Miami in May, government ministers from Grenada, Haiti, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago tell Courtney Fingar how they are working to keep their FDI portfolios well balanced and their economies geared for future growth.
As political upheaval throughout Latin America allows pro-business governments to flourish, investment consultancy ManattJones is advising companies big and small on entering the region, and its CEO Michael Camunez tells Natasha Turak that Mexico is one of its fastest maturing markets.
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