The south Ecuadorian city of Cuenca has seen an unlikely influx over the past decade, as North American retirees have moved there to take advantage of its high quality of life and low living costs.
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Ecuador, for so long an underperformer in Latin America when it came to FDI, is experiencing an uptick in its investment fortunes. Its minister for foreign trade tells fDi how the country's growing middle class, new tax laws and links with trade partners are behind the turnaround.
Idaho has landed significant projects in food manufacturing in the past year, injecting $800m into the state’s economy and potentially creating 5000 jobs.
The ongoing unrest has not deterred investors from Ukraine, with the country continuing to attract foreign capital.
The growth of Indonesia’s economy has made headlines in recent years, but 2014 sees the country at a crossroads, with slowing growth, a still-creaking infrastructure, an end to cheap credit from the US and uncertainty regarding the impact of economic integration with the Association of South-East Asian Nations.
Three memorandums of understanding have been signed between Brazil and Cuba.
Inward FDI in the Caribbean was up by more than 25% in 2013, compared with the previous year.
The central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan barely register in terms of global FDI share, making the presence of the IFC in the region all the more important. The corporation's director of Europe and central Asia tells Michal Kaczmarski how the IFC is helping these former Soviet republics make their voices heard.
A report by global consultancy McKinsey suggests that economies in central and eastern Europe adopt a new growth strategy to reduce the region's reliance on the western European economy.
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