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From News

World waits for investment impact of US law

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 will have consequences regarding foreign investments in US companies.

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The great Amazon headquarters beauty contest

Amazon's touting of the opportunity to host its headquarters has sent politicians and planners into a frenzy throughout the US. fDi examines why the data-rich company is selecting a site in this manner.

From News

Next Google AI centre will be in Africa

Google siting of a new artificial intelligence centre in Ghana is testament to Africa’s hi-tech capabilities. Erika Morphy reports  

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From Companies

Why foreign investors should plan for a graceful exit

Foreign companies investing abroad are well advised to plan as carefully for a possible exit as they do for moving into a market, finds Erika Morphy. This is because in countries such as China, not getting this right can mean more than just reputational risk.

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From Companies

Global tax authorities change their tone on transfer pricing

With a new framework from the OECD driving the tougher scrutiny of multinational companies by tax authorities, the issue of transfer pricing risk has come under the spotlight. Erika Morphy reports.

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A new kind of FDI promotion for US cities and states

US cities and states know that in the modern world their competition could come from across the world – or just next door. With this in mind, they are redoubling FDI promotion efforts at home and abroad, as Erika Morphy reports.

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What does Amazon’s site shortlist mean for investment?

When Amazon eventually chooses another North American HQ from its shortlist of 20, this will leave 19 also-rans. But some argue that simply being in contention will raise a location’s profile and endorse its credentials as a top site. Erika Morphy reports.

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How to survive a global trade war

The Trump administration's announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminium have triggered worries of a global trade war, as other countries look to reciprocate. Erika Morphy looks at ways in which investing companies can minimise the impact such a dispute will have on their balance sheets.

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The changing face of investment incentives

The $3bn received in incentives by Foxconn for locating an investment in Wisconsin in 2017 will have had other foreign investors looking on enviously. However, as Erika Morphy discovers, such mega-deals are becoming increasingly rare.

From News

Will Trump tariffs threaten inward investment to US?

Swedish home appliance manufacturer Electrolux has put its expansion plan in Tennessee on delay after the Trump administration announced plans to raise tariffs on steel and aluminium. Erika Morphy looks at the possible repercussions of this move. 

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