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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.

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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Mahindra head looks to play to Detroit's strengths

India’s Mahindra Group is investing in an automaking plant in Detroit to build utility vehicles from scratch, attracted by a combination of engineering talent, non-union labour and state incentives, as CEO Rick Haas tells Philippa Maister.

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Turks and Caicos reveal post-hurricane recovery plans

Despite a battering from hurricanes in 2017, the Turks and Caicos Islands is back open for business, with ambitions to broaden tourism, increase fishing and build on financial services, as premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson tells Courtney Fingar.

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