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the high life

Caribbean looks to seize opportunity in medical marijuana market

The growing use of medical marijuana in the US and Canada, combined with increasing legalisation of the drug, is leading to widespread opportunities in the Caribbean countries that have traditionally grown the crop. However, as Adrienne Klasa discovers, the issue remains a controversial one.

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A new kind of FDI promotion for US cities and states

US cities and states know that in the modern world their competition could come from across the world – or just next door. With this in mind, they are redoubling FDI promotion efforts at home and abroad, as Erika Morphy reports.

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How to make US economic development great again

First the financial crisis then an ensuing decade of anaemic recovery have put the US on the ropes. The new tax law is an opportunity that could give the US public some cause for optimism, says Don Holbrook. 

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What does Amazon’s site shortlist mean for investment?

When Amazon eventually chooses another North American HQ from its shortlist of 20, this will leave 19 also-rans. But some argue that simply being in contention will raise a location’s profile and endorse its credentials as a top site. Erika Morphy reports.

Report: US FDI to increase as a result of tax reform

Corporate executives believe that recent US tax reform will benefit US inward FDI while penalising outward investment, according to a forecast released by the National Foreign Trade Council and Miller & Chevalier. Timothy Conley reports.

Jamaican prime minister makes the case for "economic independence"

Fiscal discipline and attracting FDI to Jamaica are key for the island's future, claimed prime minister Andrew Holness on a visit to London. Yasmin Jones-Henry reports

Mexico rules out uneven investment protection in new Nafta

If the US opt outs of the investment protection provisions granted under Nafta's Chapter 11, Mexico will follow suit as it will never accept asymmetries in the agreement, says finance minister Ildefonso Guajardo, going into a new round of talks in Washington. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Trump changes tack on TPP

US president Donald Trump has gone back on previous statements and suggested the US could sign up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. However, how welcome the US would be is subject to debate. Philippa Maister reports.

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How to survive a global trade war

The Trump administration's announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminium have triggered worries of a global trade war, as other countries look to reciprocate. Erika Morphy looks at ways in which investing companies can minimise the impact such a dispute will have on their balance sheets.

the changing face

The changing face of investment incentives

The $3bn received in incentives by Foxconn for locating an investment in Wisconsin in 2017 will have had other foreign investors looking on enviously. However, as Erika Morphy discovers, such mega-deals are becoming increasingly rare.

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