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Rhode Island thinks big

The small US state of Rhode Island is easy to miss on a map, and it has also largely gone under the radar of investors. However, buoyed by a series of investments in the past year, from the likes of GE and the Ireland West International Trade Centre, the state is looking to use its unique location to its advantage.

Lexington Medical

Massachusetts meets Lexington Medical’s needs

Lexington Medical’s expansion highlights its optimism about the wealth of expertise in the medical device industry in Massachusetts, as the locally incubated company opens a headquarters in the state. Natasha Turak reports.

Trump promises US tax overhaul

Donald Trump made tax reform a key plank of his election campaign. What can the US expect once he is inaugurated in January?

TPP: what now?

If US president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the remaining interested parties will have some tough choices to make.

North American FDI into Brazil continues to fall

A five-year downward trend in North American FDI into Brazil is mitigated by a recent increase in capital investment.

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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.

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