fDi Markets Newswire:

FDI outcome for hurricane-struck states will vary

The underlying economic robustness of the states hit by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey will play a part in how quickly they bounce back, which could affect future foreign investment. Erika Morphy reports.

Facebook announces $750m data centre in Ohio

Social media giant Facebook is building its 10th US data centre in New Albany, Ohio, at a cost of $750m, writes Karen E Thuermer.

Skills gaps a growing problem for US manufacturers

As a lack of skilled workers pushes manufacturers in the US into using robots, joint initiatives are being created to ensure students get the right education for the jobs on offer. Erika Morphy reports.

Fears raised that Venezuela refugee crisis will destabilise Latin America

The political crisis in Venezuela is spurring its impoverished citizens to cross into neighbouring Brazil and Colombia, which is threatening to destabilise the region. Jason Mitchell reports.

Macri’s primary success could restore investor confidence in Argentina

Argentina’s deficit has deterred FDI but if president Mauricio Macri can follow up his success in the primary polls with an election win, the ensuing stability could boost investor interest. Jason Mitchell reports.

Ak-Chin

A reservation worth holding: the rise of the Ak-Chin industrial park

The industrial park of the Ak-Chin native American tribe, based in southern Arizona, provides a low-tax destination with a unique set of attributes thanks to its location within tribal lands. Karen E Thuermer reports

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The moment of truth arrives for Nafta negotiations

Negotiations are under way regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the US, Canada and Mexico are being forced to take a hard look at their relative bargaining positions. Philippa Maister reports.

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Medellín mayor looks to continue journey from violence to investment

The Colombian city of Medellín was once considered the murder capital of the world, but is now held up as a shining example of infrastructure investment and good governance. Mayor Federico Gutierrez tells Natasha Turak about the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain. 

Colombian oil

Are Colombia's oil wells at risk of running dry?

Falling oil prices are making Colombia’s shrinking reserves less commercially viable. The Office of the Comptroller General fears the country could lose its oil independence by 2021, and the government is increasing efforts to reactivate the investment cycle in the sector through new incentives and regulation. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

View from America: Ambition versus anxiety

The mood at the SelectUSA Investment Summit was a peculiar mix of aspiration and concern, writes Gregg Wassmansdorf.

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