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Right idea, wrong place? The hurdles facing tech entrepreneurs in pariah states

Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.

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fDi National Championship 2017: the winner

For the second season running, South Carolina triumphs in fDi’s National Championship, beating Massachusetts and California to snatch victory. Cathy Mullan reports.

View from America: the Trump effect begins in earnest

Donald Trump's travel ban runs counter to US business leaders’ global outlook, but hopes persist that the president will put business, as well as America, first, writes Daniel Malachuk.

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Latin America braced for SEZ surge

Latin American countries have a variable record when it comes to setting up special economic zones and providing an environment in which they can thrive. However, as Jason Mitchell finds, politicians are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of SEZs and are acting accordingly.

China eager to fill TPP void

Regional partnership shows how China could soon be writing the rules in international trade

NAFTA and US-Mexico economic ties under threat

While the proposed US border tax and trade renegotiations would hit Mexico, experts warn US consumers could also be affected. Timothy Conley reports.

Fears grow of US labour shortage

The US is facing a tighter labour market than usual, with companies voicing concerns at a lack of skilled workers. Erika Morphy reports.

Mexico's 2017 FDI forecast slashed

Uncertainty is likely to lead to weak investment and a shift to extractive industries, according to Citibank’s Mexican arm. Natasha Turak reports.

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Can Latam tourism live up to its potential?

Littered with Unesco World Heritage Sites and areas of natural beauty, Latin America should be a leading global tourism destination. However, as Jason Mitchell discovers, the region's image problem and poor connectivity are putting off both holidaymakers and would-be investors alike.

Near-shoring to increase in US

Research by LMA Consulting Group shows potential effect of US government policy on near-shoring.

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