Montana aims to become US wind energy hub

Montana governor and potential 2016 US presidential candidate Brian Schweitzer talks about alternative energy and plans for FDI in his state

California is top recipient of renewables investments

California has emerged as the top US state for investment from renewable energy companies

Oklahoma passes clean energy law

Bill ensures 15% of Oklahoma energy will come from renewables by 2015

US in Iraq business plan

US Chamber of Commerce to assist US companies wanting to invest in Iraq

Martinique seeks to broaden its appeal

Despite its abundance of natural attractions, Martinique has suffered a drought of investment and tourism in recent years. Leela Shanson assesses the island's challenges and what is being done to reverse this decline

Peru mining

Peru looks beyond mining sector

Peru's mineral wealth and strategic location as a trading route between Latin America and China have seen its economy enjoy impressive GDP growth over the past few years. However, with elections due next year, the new government's main task will be to diversify its mining-dependent economy


Paraguay builds on its strengths

The government of Paraguay has faced many challenges when striving to implement democratic reform and social policies while maintaining economic stability and promoting growth. The country’s minister of finance, Dionisio Borda, tells Silvia Pavoni about the government’s efforts to make the most of its natural resources, attract private investment and build up its infrastructure

St Jude Medical in $670m Costa Rica investment

US-based medical devices company St Jude Medical is investing $670m in Costa Rica.

Caterpillar adding 1000 jobs at Brazil site

US-based construction equipment firm Caterpillar is to add 1000 new jobs to a recently acquired industrial facility in Brazil.

US firms lean toward domestic manufacturing projects

Figures have shown an increase in the number of intrastate manufacturing projects since 2009.

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