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Mexico’s Obrador presidency: the FDI implications

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has won Mexico’s presidential elections, ending almost three decades of centre-right technocratic administrations and, according to the latest polls, shifting the balance of power in Congress decisively to the left. Sebastian Shehadi reports on what analysts believe this will mean for FDI.

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El Salvador seeks to ride an investment wave

Not satisfied with a tourism industry largely built around surfing, El Salvador is hoping its hard-won political stability and skilled workforce can help the country become a future investment magnet. Michael Deibert reports.

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JinkoSolar chooses Jacksonville as its place in the sun

Renewable energy specialist JinkoSolar has faced down Donald Trump’s tariff on solar panels made outside the US and chosen Jacksonville, Florida as the location of its new facility. Karen E Thuermer reports.

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Uruguay central bank governor takes positive view of China's Latam influence

On his return from an official visit to Beijing, Uruguay’s central bank governor Mario Bergara catches up with Jacopo Dettoni to discuss China’s growing influence in Latin America.

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Central bank chief hails a new chapter for Honduras

Wilfredo Cerrato, the governor of Honduras's central bank, tells Jacopo Dettoni how efforts to improve the country's economy and security situation have made it a more attractive prospect for foreign investors in fields such as call centres, tourism and agriculture.

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Immigrants will be crucial to US workforce, says Dallas Fed chief

Immigrants will contribute to the growth of the US working-age population in the next 20 years and thus counter the effects of an ageing native-born workforce. Any effort to constrain numbers is therefore likely to dent growth, Robert Kaplan, CEO and president of the Dallas Fed, tells Jacopo Dettoni. 

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Panama looks to cash in on growing China links

Interest from Chinese investors has rapidly grown in Panama since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 2017. Now negotiations for a free-trade agreement are about to begin, feeding expectations of mounting business opportunities across the board, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Costa Rica backs people power as Industry 4.0 challenges loom

Costa Rica has transformed its economy from one based around agriculture to a much more diverse offering. However, the challenges presented by Industry 4.0, and the  automation of jobs that will come with it, pose a whole new set of questions for the country, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Costa Rica president looks to job and tax overhaul

After a tight electoral battle, Carlos Alvarado emerged victorious in Costa Rica’s 2018 presidential elections. As he assumes office, he tells Jacopo Dettoni how he is planning to fix the country’s employment and fiscal issues. 

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Panama president promises greater transparency as country looks towards China

Juan Carlos Varela, president of Panama, tells Jacopo Dettoni about his expectations from forging diplomatic and business relations with Beijing, and talks about the government reforms designed to avoid another Odebrecht scandal in the country.  

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