fDi Markets Newswire:

Nestor

Panama foreign trade vice-minister on logistical strengths

Néstor González, Panama’s vice-minister of foreign trade, talks to Courtney Fingar about expanding the country’s logistics capabilities with the development of Tocumen airport, and opportunities in mining and a new free zone.

nancy

Raleigh mayor's model for managing economic success

Thanks to its spirit of entrepreneurship, Raleigh, North Carolina, has seen an influx of business and workers. Nancy McFarlane, mayor of the state capital, explains how this economic success has to be matched by infrastructure investment. 

Island economies logo 2017-18

fDi’s Island Economies of the Future 2017/18 – Sri Lanka takes the summit

Sri Lanka has been named fDi’s Island Economy of the Future for 2017/18, with Cyprus and the Dominican Republic ranking second and third. Cathy Mullan reports.

fDi's Island Economies of the Future 2017/18: FDI Strategy

A look at the FDI strategies of a number of leading island economies: Barbados, Cyprus, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

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.

making it easy

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.

Guiana

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.

fDi Tools

fDi Intelligence has a portfolio of related products that enable you to get the targeted foreign investment information you need for your role: 

fdimarkets

For real-time crossborder greenfield investment data on all sectors and locations, click here

fdibenchmark

To benchmark locations for investment projects, click here

fdireports

For bespoke reports on companies, locations or sectors, click here