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Colombia in dispute with Spain’s Electricaribe

Now that Colombia is becoming more stable, investors are keen to get a slice of the new market. But Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa appears to have bitten off more than it can chew with its Electricaribe venture, which has come to grief after overextending itself. Michael Deibert reports.

US firms consider their post-Brexit moves

US companies with UK offices will soon begin assessing whether they should move staff overseas following the UK’s EU exit negotiations, to retain access to Europe. Timothy Conley reports

Trump stays on-script during Abe visit

Despite his rejection of the North American Free Trade Agreement (which Japan supports), US president Donald Trump has hosted a visit by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, where the two leaders committed to economic dialogue and stronger military ties. Timothy Conley reports.

US-Mexico trade tensions threaten US farmers

Mexico has responded to US president Donald Trump’s vow to dismantle Nafta by threatening legislation to stop imports of US corn. Timothy Conley reports.

In Dispute: Canada wins Eli Lilly international arbitration appeal

While Canada prevailed in the case brought against it by US pharma Eli Lilly, the ultimate winner appears to be investors, who retain the right to be heard by an international arbitration court.

Trump’s infrastructure plan draws fire

US president Donald Trump’s call for a multibillion-dollar investment into infrastructure through public-private partnerships has been attacked for being overblown – and likely to benefit private companies at taxpayers’ expense. Karen E Thuermer reports.

US importers angry at proposed border tax hike

US consumer companies are opposing the proposed Border Adjustment Tax, which would hit those that import and sell in the US especially hard. Karen E Thuermer reports.

US airport infrastructure costs skyrocket

US airports will need $99.9bn in between 2017 and 2021, leading to calls for local user fees to be be revised. Karen E Thuermer reports.

Can we trust the US’s official economic statistics?

President Trump’s approach to economic data has been publicly questioned by a Democratic Senator and the Wall Street Journal.

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Right idea, wrong place? The hurdles facing tech entrepreneurs in pariah states

Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.

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