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Suriname launches IPA in effort to attract FDI

The South American country is making its investment promotion agency operational 16 years after its launch as part of a broader effort to upgrade a depressed domestic business environment

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From Locations

New US sanctions jeopardise Iran’s dreams of an FDI bonanza

Importers of Iranian oil will face US sanctions and retaliation from November 4 onwards. Jacopo Dettoni looks at the implications. 

From Locations

Is Iraq open for business?

Freshly appointed prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi made FDI a key pillar of his campaign. 

From News

Brazil elects far-right president with a protectionist touch

Jair Bolsonaro won more than 55% of the votes in Brazil's tumultuous elections. 

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Bogotá's future is bright and orange

After years of neglect, Colombian capital Bogotá is pinning its hopes on attracting the creative industries to drive urban regeneration. 

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Colombia trade minister looks to five-pillar plan to reactivate growth

Colombia's trade, industry and tourism minister, José Manuel Restrepo, talks to fDi

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Is Costa Rica facing a free-trade zone dilemma

Plans to introduce VAT to free-trade zone companies are proving controversial in Costa Rica.

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Coca-Cola adds fizz to Costa Rica's decentralisation plan

US drinks giant Coca-Cola is moving production to north-western Costa Rica, boosting a government plan to develop areas away from the capital.

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Latvian PM looks to keep tech transition moving

Latvia's prime minister talks to fDi about recent elections and the country's early-mover 5G network advantage.

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Puerto Rico seeks post-hurricane investment boom

Puerto Rico is set to receive $100bn to rebuild its infrastructure but officials in the country are already looking further into the future.

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