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US Opportunity Zones open the door to foreign investors

The likes of Amazon are making the most of US rules that allow companies to forgo capital gain taxes when investing in 'economically distressed areas'. Now foreign investors are looking to do the same. 

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Labour pains: why the US is facing a blue-collar shortfall

A combination of economic and demographic factors has forced US companies to take drastic action to stave off an imminent shortage of blue-collar workers. 

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From Sectors

Should activist shareholders have a say in site selection?

Hedge funds such as Elliott Management are no longer alone in campaigning against majority shareholders. Erika Morphy reports. 

From News

Foxconn pulls back on Wisconsin plan

Taiwan electronics giant Foxconn has downgraded its manufacturing investment into Wisconsin, amid much confusion. 

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Apple invests $1bn in Texas

National expansion is also on the cards. Erika Morphy reports.

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From Companies

Is the trade war breaking global supply chains for good?

Recent trade wars are driving a shift in the world's supply chains with all the geopolitical and economic risks this entails. 

From News

Huawei CFO arrest has trade and FDI implications

How will the arrest of CFO Meng Wanzhou impact the international strategy of Huawei, globally the most prolific outbound Chinese investor company? Erika Morphy reports.

From News

US Congress deadlocked but Trump free to act

While some agreements, such as USMCA, require agreement from Congress, other Trump initiatives will go ahead regardless, such as tax changes. Erika Morphy reports.

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From News

Amazon splits HQ between New York and Virginia

US tech giant Amazon picks Long Island City and Crystal City as its new headquarters, while an additional site in Nashville will house a centre of excellence.

From News

US expands CFIUS authority in key industries

The scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US is being extended temporarily to cover several new areas of technology. 

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