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a new normal

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.

how to survive

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.

the changing face

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. 

a new fdi driver

What self-driving vehicle technology means for FDI

Once a far-fetched concept, self-driving vehicles are now under serious development by tech firms and automotive giants alike. The consequences for site selection and quality of life metrics will be enormous, finds Erika Morphy.

a corporation

How will Trump's tax attack impact global FDI?

Momentous changes to US tax law, which include slashing the corporation tax rate and overhauling rules governing US companies’ foreign earnings, will have global repercussions on competition and FDI, as Erika Morphy reports.

From News

Trump proposes $1500bn US infrastructure plan

Donald Trump's plans for upgrading the US's infrastructure show a departure form the country's traditional federal works initiatives, writes Erika Morphy.

From News

EDC report claims Nafta worries impacting Canada

Though Canada’s trade outlook is bright, concerns in the country about the impending Nafta negotiations are leading to some companies taking drastic action, as Erika Morphy reports.

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Is the world ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

European companies are preparing for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, but there are risks that their foreign partners are less aware of the new regulations’ global reach. Erika Morphy looks at the implications of non-compliance for all parties.

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