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Trump

Trump victory casts shadow of uncertainty over global investment

Despite the markets’ initial panic at Donald’s Trump’s election, stock markets have bounced backed with the hope of financial stimulus. However, confusion prevails and many questions remain about the new president’s plans for global trade and investment.  

BAT looks to take full control of Reynolds American

British American Tobacco is looking to acquire Reynolds American in a deal worth $47bn, which would be one of the largest to come out of the UK in the post-Brexit environment.

Detroit poverty

Towards equal access: tackling US urban poverty

Poverty levels in many US cities that were once leaders in the manufacturing world are unacceptably high. To combat this, a number of programmes have been launched to train people from poor areas and assist them in finding employment. Natasha Turak looks at how the private sector – both domestic and foreign – is playing a role in these initiatives

View from America: Not so united States?

The US populace is becoming increasingly polarised politically, with implications for the outcome of the presidential election and after, says Daniel Malachuk.

Rust belt revitalised new

The future of America's Rust Belt

Millions of manufacturing jobs have gone in the former industrial heartlands of the US in the past few decades. In an effort to counteract this, state bodies are joining forces to attract FDI and ensure they can offer the skilled workforce demanded by investors. Natasha Turak reports.

Nation brands 2016

Nation Brands 2016 report: Singapore strong, US valuable

The US once more has the most valuable country brand while Singapore's is the strongest, according to Brand Finance’s annual National Brands report, with a strong correlation continuing to exist between a strong nation brand and investment attractiveness.

9/11 bill threatens US-Saudi investment

A vote by Congress to allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could jeopardise promised investment, reports Sebastian Shehadi.

Addiego

South San Francisco: big fish, small pond

South San Francisco mayor Mark Addiego explains why his city is a thriving biotech destination, unlike its larger neighbour.

Bob Buckhorn

Tampa's youthful spirit

Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn is repositioning the Florida city as the destination for young professionals and foreign investment by focusing on its specialist clusters and developing its infrastructure to provide an attractive urban environment. Michal Kaczmarksi reports.

US inland ports take pressure off cargo bottlenecks: CBRE report

US inland ports have become crucial to supporting international trade as seaports struggle to cope with growing cargo volumes, according to a report from global real estate adviser CBRE. Karen E Thuermer reports.

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