fDi Markets Newswire:

High hopes for a digital boost to Asia

Asia’s growing digital economy could be a global answer to falling trade figures, business leaders told a roundtable in London.

Detroit poverty

Towards equal access: tackling US urban poverty

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

Colombian FDI cast into doubt

Financial uncertainty persists as public reject peace deal that could have ended 52 years of guerilla war.

Development minister says Ontario's aerospace sector still soaring

Ontario in Canada is already a leading aerospace and defence hub, but as its minister for economic development and growth, Brad Duguid, tells Natasha Turak, the province has ambitious growth plans to match its wealth of talent.

Allen Chastanet

Saint Lucia PM reveals four-pronged investment blueprint

Saint Lucia's prime minister, Allen Chastanet, tells Courtney Fingar about his ambitious plans to develop the island into a high-end tourist destination and an administrative hub for the Caribbean. 


Canada’s quiet tech charge

Canadian tech companies are slowly but surely expanding overseas, establishing a presence in locations as diverse as Silicon Valley and Sweden. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the firms behind this quiet success story.

Brazil smartphone

Latin America's start-up boom

The start-up scene in Latin America is – for the most part – blossoming, though each of the major countries in the region appears to be working to a very different strategy. Jason Mitchell looks at the impact of the venture capital spent in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile.

View from America: Not so united States?

The US populace is becoming increasingly polarised politically, with implications for the outcome of the presidential election and after, says Daniel Malachuk.

Gustavo Leite

Industry minister wants Paraguay to be Latam's 'factory'

Paraguay may be dwarfed by its near South American neighbours but its central location gives it a logistics advantage, while low taxes and high labour productivity are driving growth in the industrial and financial sectors, the country’s minister of commerce and industry, Gustavo Leite, tells Jason Mitchell.

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The future of America's Rust Belt

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.

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