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Brazil moment in the sun

Brazil gets serious about tourism

Brazil's tourism sector has been riding on a high-profile wave in the past few years, following its hosting of the football World Cup and Olympic Games, and plans to double visitor numbers and triple revenue by 2022. Courtney Fingar reports.

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Panama looks to FDI attraction beyond its canal

The upgraded canal is meeting expectations in Panama, but the country is not resting on its laurels and is looking to attract FDI beyond the transshipment it is renowned for. However, as Jacopo Dettoni reports, corruption scandals are continuing to cast a cloud.

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New York City tops ROI 2017 ranking

First place in fDi's return on investment ranking goes to New York City Economic Development Corporation, with Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency in second, and the City of Kraków top for personnel investment.

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View from Americas: Mexican FDI faces perfect storm

Political change, the ongoing uncertainty over US trade and falling commodity prices may well cloud Mexico’s immediate investment climate, leaving the outlook for FDI unclear well into 2018, writes Gregg Wassmansdorf. 

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines looks to make the paradise connection

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the south-east Caribbean is one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet. It is also one of the least-known. As Courtney Fingar discovers, hopes are high that a new international airport will increase its profile.

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18 – Editor’s Choice Awards

fDi's inaugural Tourism Editor's Choice Awards for tourism single out the countries that have devised specific and successful strategies to attract investment. Belize, Croatia and Jamaica are just three of the countries punching above their weight, reports Cathy Mullan.

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Costa Rica plays to its strengths and develops talent

Jorge Sequeira, managing director of the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE, spoke to Courtney Fingar about its strategy of concentrating on the business and IT sectors, developing life sciences and manufacturing, and cooperating with businesses to ensure it can offer them the right skills.

Canada's Nafta blues

Although considerable progress has been made during the Nafta renegotiation talks, speakers at the Toronto Global Forum expressed concerns about anti-trade sentiment in the US and what it could mean for Canada

US lawmakers look to impose Nicaragua sanctions

The US has passed an act to cut Nicaragua's loans from international financial institutions. The move has enjoyed support from both sides of the political divide in the US, but critics are accusing the country's leaders of cherry-picking the national heads they choose to support.

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Success sees Santander Free Trade Zone make growing plans

Colombia’s Santander Free Zone is benefiting from its excellent logistics and good supply of graduates, while its ability to attract international initiatives in life sciences and medical services also means it is outpacing the national performance.

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