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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.

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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.

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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.

Report examines US highways' cost effectiveness

An annual US road report ranked states for best highway infrastructure, with South Carolina and Alabama taking the honours. Karin E Thuermer reports.

Asia-Pacific business services FDI into US continues to fall

Business services projects are following a downward pattern year on year since 2013. James Whitten reports.

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Virginia governor on an FDI mission

The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has been on a series of international trade missions to bring foreign investment to his state. He explains to Natasha Turak how this approach is paying dividends.

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Has the US's EB-5 visa programme served its purpose?

The EB-5 visa programme has proven successful at drawing investors into the US but has many critics, who claim that it risks fraud and the benefits are unequal. A reform is in the offing, but, as Philippa Maister discovers, there is little consensus on what form it should take.

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Thinking innovatively, talking tech: the 21st century city

An increasing number of cities across the globe are employing senior officials in roles that mimic the titles typically found in tech companies or start-ups. Michal Kaczmarski looks at why.

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