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a working mandate

Costa Rica president looks to job and tax overhaul

After a tight electoral battle, Carlos Alvarado emerged victorious in Costa Rica’s 2018 presidential elections. As he assumes office, he tells Jacopo Dettoni how he is planning to fix the country’s employment and fiscal issues. 

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Panama president promises greater transparency as country looks towards China

Juan Carlos Varela, president of Panama, tells Jacopo Dettoni about his expectations from forging diplomatic and business relations with Beijing, and talks about the government reforms designed to avoid another Odebrecht scandal in the country.  

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The Global Lawyer: Is the denial of justice ‘renaissance’ finally upon us?

A low-profile case in Ecuador could signal a new era of arbitrators standing up to partisan judicial systems, says Michael D Goldhaber.

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fDi’s Aerospace Cities of the Future 2018/19 – FDI Strategy

Brazil's São José dos Campos, Canada's Mississauga and Cincinnati in the US take the top three places for FDI Strategy in fDi’s Aerospace Cities of the Future 2018/19 ranking. Cathy Mullan reports.

the high life

Caribbean looks to seize opportunity in medical marijuana market

The growing use of medical marijuana in the US and Canada, combined with increasing legalisation of the drug, is leading to widespread opportunities in the Caribbean countries that have traditionally grown the crop. However, as Adrienne Klasa discovers, the issue remains a controversial one.

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A new kind of FDI promotion for US cities and states

US cities and states know that in the modern world their competition could come from across the world – or just next door. With this in mind, they are redoubling FDI promotion efforts at home and abroad, as Erika Morphy reports.

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How to make US economic development great again

First the financial crisis then an ensuing decade of anaemic recovery have put the US on the ropes. The new tax law is an opportunity that could give the US public some cause for optimism, says Don Holbrook. 

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What does Amazon’s site shortlist mean for investment?

When Amazon eventually chooses another North American HQ from its shortlist of 20, this will leave 19 also-rans. But some argue that simply being in contention will raise a location’s profile and endorse its credentials as a top site. Erika Morphy reports.

Report: US FDI to increase as a result of tax reform

Corporate executives believe that recent US tax reform will benefit US inward FDI while penalising outward investment, according to a forecast released by the National Foreign Trade Council and Miller & Chevalier. Timothy Conley reports.

Jamaican prime minister makes the case for "economic independence"

Fiscal discipline and attracting FDI to Jamaica are key for the island's future, claimed prime minister Andrew Holness on a visit to London. Yasmin Jones-Henry reports

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