fDi Markets Newswire:

Trump proposes $1500bn US infrastructure plan

Donald Trump's plans for upgrading the US's infrastructure show a departure form the country's traditional federal works initiatives, writes Erika Morphy.

US tax reform to cost $2,000bn in global FDI, Unctad says

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act puts in place major incentives for US MNEs to repatriate part of the $3,200bn in accumulated profits they have held abroad for fiscal convenience, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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US Congress considers foreign investment reforms

A bill to screen foreign investments (especially from China) into the US and control hi-tech exports, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernisation Act, will close gaps in vetting – but could result in an over-regulated tech sector, says Rod Hunter.

EDC report claims Nafta worries impacting Canada

Though Canada’s trade outlook is bright, concerns in the country about the impending Nafta negotiations are leading to some companies taking drastic action, as Erika Morphy reports.

Russian LNG reaches the US, despite sanctions

The arrival of a natural gas shipment highlights the potential of the Russian Arctic’s energy reserves. Mario Schnider reports.

EdgeConneX launches first South American data centre

EdgeConneX has announced a 10-megawatt Edge Data Center in Argentina, its first such project in an emerging market. Sebastian Shehadi and Nicola Bilotta report.

Chile’s prospects brighten as copper rebounds

A change of government and a reviving commodities market could be good news for the Chilean economy.

London leads in real estate investment

London tops the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate’s annual survey.

Puerto Rico tries to beat storms natural and man-made

Still picking up the pieces after the devastation of hurricane season, Puerto Rico must also contend with the controversial tax bill currently before Congress. Michael Deibert reports.

Israel mulls tax cuts after US unveils reforms

Israel is contemplating further corporate tax cuts, despite already making several already, in order to remain competitive with the US. Erika Morphy reports.

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