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US-Mexico trade tensions threaten US farmers

Mexico has responded to US president Donald Trump’s vow to dismantle Nafta by threatening legislation to stop imports of US corn. Timothy Conley reports.

Trump’s infrastructure plan draws fire

US president Donald Trump’s call for a multibillion-dollar investment into infrastructure through public-private partnerships has been attacked for being overblown – and likely to benefit private companies at taxpayers’ expense. Karen E Thuermer reports.

US importers angry at proposed border tax hike

US consumer companies are opposing the proposed Border Adjustment Tax, which would hit those that import and sell in the US especially hard. Karen E Thuermer reports.

US airport infrastructure costs skyrocket

US airports will need $99.9bn in between 2017 and 2021, leading to calls for local user fees to be be revised. Karen E Thuermer reports.

Can we trust the US’s official economic statistics?

President Trump’s approach to economic data has been publicly questioned by a Democratic Senator and the Wall Street Journal.

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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

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