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Is Costa Rica facing a free-trade zone dilemma?

Plans to introduce VAT to free-trade zone companies are proving controversial in Costa Rica.

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Coca-Cola adds fizz to Costa Rica's decentralisation plan

US drinks giant Coca-Cola is moving production to north-western Costa Rica, boosting a government plan to develop areas away from the capital.

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Puerto Rico seeks post-hurricane investment boom

Puerto Rico is set to receive $100bn to rebuild its infrastructure but officials in the country are already looking further into the future.

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View from the Americas: Colombia’s challenging next steps

Colombia's president Iván Duque must ensure its economic prosperity while dealing with Venezuelan migrants and negotiating with Farc.  

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Canada joins the IPA party

Canada's strong FDI showing has meant that its lack of a national IPA has barely been noticed. But with investment slumping, the government has moved to fill this hole.

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Beaches and blockchain: how the Bahamas is looking to the future

The Bahamas is targeting tech companies for investment in a bid to boost local jobs and financial inclusion. 

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Puerto Rico governor welcomes reconstruction opportunity

Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló believes a reconstruction programme will attract investment to the island despite the public debt crisis.  

US tariffs rebound on domestic free trade zones

US free trade zones are feeling the unintended consequences of the new tariffs.

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Digital Economies of the Future 2018/19 – FDI Strategy winners

North America sweeps the board in the FDI Strategy category in fDi's Digital Economies of the Future 2018/19 ranking. 

Relief as ‘new Nafta’ is struck

The new deal between the US, Mexico and Canada received a mixed reception after many months of wrangling.

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