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US work visas getting harder to secure

The US administration’s newly introduced vetting system is likely to stall many visa applications as the more complicated guidelines will take longer to process. Erika Morphy reports.

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Trinidad and Tobago plans to make doing business easier

Paula Gopee-Scoon, minister of trade and industry for Trinidad and Tobago, talks about the government’s ease of doing business plan, balancing tourism with commerce, and relations with major trading partner the US.

US leaving Paris accord “will harm job growth”

Major US companies such as Microsoft and Google have aired their dismay at the Trump administration’s opt-out of the Paris Climate Agreement, reports Natasha Turak.

Reshoring Initiative: return of US jobs predates Trump

The return of manufacturing jobs to the US is part of a trend that began in 2016, says the Reshoring Initiative. Karen E Thuermer reports.

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France awards Guiana €2.1bn development fund

French Guiana’s troubled relationship with mainland France could be on the mend with a substantial relief plan. Michael Deibert reports.

Puerto Rico struggles through tough times as vultures circle

The US territory of Puerto Rico might have an idyllic location but it is struggling with huge debt, hindered by a somewhat inequitable relationship with the mainland. Michael Deibert reports.

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Peru presses ahead with PPP plans despite scandal

The fallout from Brazil’s Odebrecht scandal is spreading to Peru, but the resulting infrastructure slowdown could mean opportunities for far-sighted overseas investors. Jason Mitchell reports.

Canada breathes sigh of relief as ​Trump backs off Nafta

The US administration’s more conciliatory attitude towards Nafta is not just a relief for Mexico. Northern neighbour Canada has deep economic ties, which could lead to trauma if cut. Erika Morphy reports.

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Is Toyota's Kentucky investment a victory for Trump?

Toyota’s $1.3bn investment in Kentucky is being hailed as a triumph by both the Japanese auto giant and US president Donald Trump. The move has improved relations between the two – whether or not it has been years in the pipeline.

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Mexico looks to Asia as Trump effect bites

With a possible review of Nafta around the corner and the war of words with US president Donald Trump showing no sign of abating, Mexico’s state officials and the national government are scrambling to strengthen ties with Asian investors, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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