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Mexico rules out uneven investment protection in new Nafta

If the US opt outs of the investment protection provisions granted under Nafta's Chapter 11, Mexico will follow suit as it will never accept asymmetries in the agreement, says finance minister Ildefonso Guajardo, going into a new round of talks in Washington. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Trump changes tack on TPP

US president Donald Trump has gone back on previous statements and suggested the US could sign up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. However, how welcome the US would be is subject to debate. Philippa Maister reports.

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How to survive a global trade war

The Trump administration's announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminium have triggered worries of a global trade war, as other countries look to reciprocate. Erika Morphy looks at ways in which investing companies can minimise the impact such a dispute will have on their balance sheets.

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The changing face of investment incentives

The $3bn received in incentives by Foxconn for locating an investment in Wisconsin in 2017 will have had other foreign investors looking on enviously. However, as Erika Morphy discovers, such mega-deals are becoming increasingly rare.

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Will a US-less TPP flourish or flounder?

When president Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its future was shrouded in doubt. However, 11 countries signed up to the free-trade agreement in early March, and optimism is running high among the signatories, as Philippa Maister discovers.

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View from the Americas: Brazil’s long road to fulfilling its potential

Government corruption has hit Brazil hard, causing political instability and a plummeting currency. While still Latin America’s largest economy, the country has an uphill climb to restore investor confidence, writes Gregg Wassmansdorf.

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Haiti: time to take a second look?

Haiti's name has been synonymous with natural disaster and political turmoil in recent decades. However, as Michael Deibert discovers, foreign investors both large and small are impressed with what they have found in the country, and many sectors are ripe with potential.

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Haiti's new president embarks on cross-country mission

Jovenel Moïse, the president of Haiti, tells Michael Deibert how he is looking to effectively govern the whole country, through policies such as improving healthcare in all regions and building roads to prevent the more rural areas becoming isolated.

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EdgeConnex picks Buenos Aires for first Latam data centre

EdgeConnex is betting on Argentina’s new political course as it brings internet content closer to its customers in Latin America through a new facility scheduled to go live at the end of 2018. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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IBM blockchain head hails 'digital reinvention'

Blockchain is transforming the way in which business is done, and few companies are more aware of this than IBM. Its general manager of blockchain services, Jason Kelley, tells Jacopo Dettoni how the certainty, trust and access to quality data that blockchain offers can be beneficial for all.

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