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World Cup kicks off Moscow's infrastructure upgrade

Moscow is ready to host key matches in the 2018 World Cup, topping off years of rebuilding its sports and hospitality infrastructure. But much has yet to be done to fully modernise the city, while international sanctions are still biting, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

happy locals

Carnival CEO seeks to keep both locals and tourists happy

Arnold Donald, the CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world's largest travel leisure company, tells Jacopo Dettoni how the company is dealing with growing malcontent of local communities, new technologies and the unstoppable rise of Chinese tourism. 

welcoming china

Uruguay central bank governor takes positive view of China's Latam influence

On his return from an official visit to Beijing, Uruguay’s central bank governor Mario Bergara catches up with Jacopo Dettoni to discuss China’s growing influence in Latin America.

laying the groundwork

Central bank chief hails a new chapter for Honduras

Wilfredo Cerrato, the governor of Honduras's central bank, tells Jacopo Dettoni how efforts to improve the country's economy and security situation have made it a more attractive prospect for foreign investors in fields such as call centres, tourism and agriculture.

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From Sectors

Full steam ahead for Global Ports expansion

Turkish port operator Global Ports Holding is expanding its cruise ship operations all over the world. Its chairman, Mehmet Kutman, tells Jacopo Dettoni why issues such as advancements in robotics and a potential plane shortage are behind this drive.

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Immigrants will be crucial to US workforce, says Dallas Fed chief

Immigrants will contribute to the growth of the US working-age population in the next 20 years and thus counter the effects of an ageing native-born workforce. Any effort to constrain numbers is therefore likely to dent growth, Robert Kaplan, CEO and president of the Dallas Fed, tells Jacopo Dettoni. 

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Panama looks to cash in on growing China links

Interest from Chinese investors has rapidly grown in Panama since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 2017. Now negotiations for a free-trade agreement are about to begin, feeding expectations of mounting business opportunities across the board, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

costa rica rises

Costa Rica backs people power as Industry 4.0 challenges loom

Costa Rica has transformed its economy from one based around agriculture to a much more diverse offering. However, the challenges presented by Industry 4.0, and the  automation of jobs that will come with it, pose a whole new set of questions for the country, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

second time

Second time lucky for Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea failed to make the most of its resources boom, as poorly negotiated contracts and volatile exchange rates left the country's infrastructure and economy sorely lacking. However, as Jacopo Dettoni discovers, there is hope that the next wave of resources-based revenues will be put to better use. 

a working mandate

Costa Rica president looks to job and tax overhaul

After a tight electoral battle, Carlos Alvarado emerged victorious in Costa Rica’s 2018 presidential elections. As he assumes office, he tells Jacopo Dettoni how he is planning to fix the country’s employment and fiscal issues. 

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