fDi Markets Newswire:

a cross country mission

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. 

the blockchain benefits

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.

US remains world’s biggest tourism market: WTTC

World Travel & Tourism Council research shows that both the US and UK tourism sectors achieved solid performances in 2017, however political uncertainty and rising competition from other markets pose future long-term challenges. Timothy Conley reports.

Baker McKenzie’s Anahita Thoms on the rise of FDI screening

Following the US’s lead, Germany is stepping up its FDI screening laws, especially with regards to Chinese investment in critical industries. The EU and global community are beginning to follow suit, Anahita Thoms, partner at Baker McKenzie, tells Sebastian Shehadi.

Temer and Macri

South America’s shift to right still to bear economic fruit

Progress on market reforms appears to be stalling amid resistance from opposition-dominated parliaments and fears of populist backlashes, writes Yigal Chazan.

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US ambassador to the UK puts job creation first

Woody Johnson, US ambassador to the UK, talks to Sebastian Shehadi about how Donald Trump plans to keep the US an attractive destination for investment.

Will Trump tariffs threaten inward investment to US?

Swedish home appliance manufacturer Electrolux has put its expansion plan in Tennessee on delay after the Trump administration announced plans to raise tariffs on steel and aluminium. Erika Morphy looks at the possible repercussions of this move. 

Pittsburgh green energy

Pittsburgh seeks to maintain green energy advantage

With a long history of innovation in the energy sector, Pittsburgh still stands at the forefront of the industry. As Karen E Thuermer discovers, its favourable location, natural resources and academic excellence are combining to create new ways to power North America in a cleaner, greener way.

Gregg Wassmansdorf

View from the Americas: too early to tell on Trump's tax revolution

Recent changes to the US tax system are so drastic that it will be some time before their effect on FDI can be perceived, writes Gregg Wassmansdorf.

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