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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines looks to make the paradise connection

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the south-east Caribbean is one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet. It is also one of the least-known. As Courtney Fingar discovers, hopes are high that a new international airport will increase its profile.

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18 – Editor’s Choice Awards

fDi's inaugural Tourism Editor's Choice Awards for tourism single out the countries that have devised specific and successful strategies to attract investment. Belize, Croatia and Jamaica are just three of the countries punching above their weight, reports Cathy Mullan.

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Costa Rica plays to its strengths and develops talent

Jorge Sequeira, managing director of the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE, spoke to Courtney Fingar about its strategy of concentrating on the business and IT sectors, developing life sciences and manufacturing, and cooperating with businesses to ensure it can offer them the right skills.

Canada's Nafta blues

Although considerable progress has been made during the Nafta renegotiation talks, speakers at the Toronto Global Forum expressed concerns about anti-trade sentiment in the US and what it could mean for Canada

US lawmakers look to impose Nicaragua sanctions

The US has passed an act to cut Nicaragua's loans from international financial institutions. The move has enjoyed support from both sides of the political divide in the US, but critics are accusing the country's leaders of cherry-picking the national heads they choose to support.

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Success sees Santander Free Trade Zone make growing plans

Colombia’s Santander Free Zone is benefiting from its excellent logistics and good supply of graduates, while its ability to attract international initiatives in life sciences and medical services also means it is outpacing the national performance.

View from the Americas: Canada's elephant next door

Canada has a good track record of attracting FDI – but this could change if its US neighbour carries out protectionist threats, says Gregg Wassmansdorf.

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View from the C-Suite: Gaw Capital's sibling success story

The Gaw siblings combined their talents to found award-winning property private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners. Christina – younger sister of Goodwin and Kenneth – talks to Natasha Turak about bridging the East-West divide and following the millennials.

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How FTAs are manoeuvring around a Trump-led US

With US participation in free-trade agreements shrouded in confusion, countries around the world are looking to form their own deals with each other, such as the proposed Asia-focused RCEP. Philippa Maister reports.

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Nafta negotiators' race against time

Negotiators at the third round of North American Free Trade Agreement talks in Canada will have a tough job to cut a deal before Mexican elections and US mid-terms take place in 2018. Erika Morphy reports.

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