Mexico is increasingly important to North America’s supply chain, especially in automobile and parts manufacturing.
The director of Chile's export promotion bureau, ProChile, tells fDi that changes to the country's education system will see an eventual improvement in the skill levels of its workforce, while the drive to assist SMEs in exporting their goods should provide a further boost to the government's efforts to spread the benefits of years of economic growth.
Mabel Causarano, Paraguay’s minister of culture, is also involved in securing investment for the rejuvenation of capital city Asuncion's historic centre. She believes this will act as a catalyst to a wider regeneration of Paraguay, as Jason Mitchell discovers.
Chile's FDI performance over the past decade has been hugely impressive. However, wary of its inadequate infrastructure and expensive energy prices, the country's government is keen to attract further foreign investment as a way of solving these problems.
The glut of free-trade agreements that Chile has with upwards of 60 countries gives its companies – particularly its SMEs – access to a potentially huge customer base, something the county's government is encouraging them to take advantage of.
As the number of foreigners studying in the US hits a new high, the investment benefits of hosting overseas students are becoming increasingly apparent to universities and local investment promotion bodies alike.
Thanks to the cyclical nature of the markets, there is always an upside to bad news.
Despite the economic struggles of the wider Caribbean and Latin America region, the Dominican Republic is set to record strong growth for 2015, with its financial services sector – and mobile banking in particular – thriving.
Mexico’s automotive sector has endured well, increasing inward FDI at a time of stagnation.
Chile is undergoing a period of significant change as its government, led by president Michelle Bachelet, looks to implement new reforms across a range of sectors from education to taxation, in a bid to bolster the country's position as one of the leading investment destinations in Latin America.
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