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In Dispute June/July 2012

As some governments rethink their bilateral investment treaties, the US sticks with its policies.

Stanford University, US

New rule could shake up technology licensing in the US

Universities in the US have long reaped the benefits of the research conducted on campus, but a new rule looks to afford researchers the choice of commercialising their ideas outside of the university at which they work.

Honda Accord

Skills shortage threatens advanced manufacturing breakthrough in the US

The US manufacturing industry is trying to boost production and competitiveness by utilising advanced manufacturing techniques. But while the hardware and technology is ready for deployment, there are concerns that the country's workforce lacks the appropriate skills to oversee these news processes.

The US gateway to Central and South America

The US gateway to Central and South America

As US companies eye opportunities in the growing economies of Central and South America, businesses in Europe and Asia are increasingly using their operations in US cities as an entry point to Latin American markets.

View from America: June/July 2012

A recent growth spurt in the US energy sector might help the country increase its investor appeal.

Discovery space shuttle

US aerospace industry takes giant leap backwards

With government commitment to the US aerospace industry seemingly waning, many are predicting a skills shortage in the near future. Given the rapid developments in the aerospace industry globally, particularly in China, are the days of Western domination in this field numbered?

TEASER-SWFs shift focus: sovereign money flows south

SWFs shift focus: sovereign money flows south

The world's economic balance is shifting, and sovereign wealth funds are starting to cut their exposure to developed economies and head towards emerging markets. But facing challenges such as limited availability of 'free-float' equity, the move does not come without risk.

Indian and Chinese companies lead BRIC investment charge

Companies from India and China were leading source FDI countries among BRICs in 2011.

Mayor of Columbus

Columbus mayor strives to make sure city cannot be ignored

The Ohio city of Columbus has been one of the US's investment success stories of the past decade. Its mayor tells fDi how a road-building programme, the development of its central district, and the time-honoured tactic of visiting as many would-be investors as possible are paying dividends.

India-based MindTree bucks trend to invest in US software development operation

Indian IT consultancy MindTree has announced that it is to open its first US-based development centre to meet the needs of its large customer base in the country.

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