fDi Markets Newswire:

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A Venezuelan retreat

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro’s referendum aimed at writing a new constitution has led to fears the country is heading towards dictatorship. foreign investors – already wary after years of political instability – are beginning to back even further away. Michael Deibert reports

Site selection for US Toyota-Mazda plant goes into overdrive

Toyota and Mazda have announced a $1.6bn auto assembly plant in the US, but the existing site in Mississippi faces stiff competition from a host of other states for the deal worth 4000 jobs. Erika Morphy reports.

Brazil uncertainty remains despite Temer vote

The economic and political turbulence in Brazil continues, with president Michel Temer surviving a corruption vote in August. However, the country remains an FDI hotspot.

US Chamber of Commerce sheds members

The US-India Business Council is the latest high-profile departure from the embattled US Chamber of Commerce, reports Natasha Turak.

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Was the ‘Guatemalan Spring’ an illusion?

A year into president Jimmy Morales’s mandate, Guatemala’s economic woes persist. Michael Deibert reports.

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Scoring conversions: what the NFL's London experience can mean for FDI

In an effort to expand its global popularity, the NFL now plays a number of games every year in London. While the move is widely deemed a success when it comes to attendance numbers, what is less heralded but of huge value is the opportunity it presents the cities of the teams playing to showcase themselves to would-be investors, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

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SelectUSA promises improved investment environment under Trump

In the absence of US president Donald Trump, who skipped the first national investment summit held under his administration, his cabinet secretaries were out in force beating a pro-business drum.

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How Rhode Island turned the corner

Rhode Island has made a comeback from a major slump that saw it lose more manufacturing jobs per capita than any other US state over the decade to 2011. Besides offering tax incentives, the local government has worked in close collaboration with business and educational institutions to drive the growth of advanced industries, as Natasha Turak reports

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After the canal to nowhere, is Nicaragua on the road to prosperity?

Nicaragua’s government is betting on finally building a link to the eastern part of the country to shore up investment and growth and potentially put behind it the troubled interoceanic canal project. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Nuevo León governor takes Nafta battle to Trump

Jaime Rodríguez, the governor of Mexico’s northern industrial heartland of Nuevo León, tells Jacopo Dettoni about how his cabinet is trying to attract Asian investors to offset the consequences of any review of Nafta.

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