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sezs game
From Locations

SEZs play catch-up on investment treaties

Often granted special jurisdiction within a host state, SEZs are not immune to the investment protection provisions included in bilateral investment treaties, although their authorities have yet to become fully aware of it. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Ecuador votes to limit presidential terms

Ecuador's February 4 referendum confirmed the popularity of president Lenín Moreno and his reform agenda, and dealt former president Rafael Correa a major blow. 

winging it
From Locations

Pilot demand gives aviation industry wings

Forecasts by aviation giant Boeing that the industry will need 637,000 new pilots by 2036 mean that companies offering training or providing training equipment will have their work cut out. Jacopo Dettoni looks at how they intend to meet this demand. 

a very latin
From Locations

How the Odebrecht scandal has shaken Latin America

The corruption orchestrated by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht extended to 12 countries globally. Multi-million dollar bribes were paid, and as details begin emerging, local political and business elites in some countries are feeling the heat. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

wework finds
From Companies

Co-working trailblazer WeWork finds its happy place

Start-up WeWork’s aggressive global expansion has seen it open co-working offices in dozens of locations across the world. Its model of flexible, tailored space and 'communities' is fast catching on but are there risks? Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

investment promotion
From Locations

Investment promotion 4.0

IPAs are enhancing their tech strategy with geographic information system platforms, proptech applications and even virtual reality to cater for increasingly sophisticated site-selection processes. But will data-driven innovation ever replace the personal touch? Jacopo Dettoni investigates. 

From Locations

US tax reform to cost $2,000bn in global FDI, Unctad says

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act puts in place major incentives for US MNEs to repatriate part of the $3,200bn in accumulated profits they have held abroad for fiscal convenience, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

From News

Unctad: US and Europe drag down global FDI in 2017

Preliminary figures from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development show foreign investment into the developed world sharply fell last year, whereas developing Asia regained the lead as the world’s top investment host region. 

Ecuador oil

Moreno pushes Ecuador's private agenda

Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, is turning the page on his predecessor, and championing private sector investment. But with both Congress and his party divided, he needs to win 2018’s referendum before he can push ahead with reforms. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Lima

Does commodity rebound mean recovery for Peru?

After a troubled first half of 2017, Peru is showing signs of renewed economic activity. Rebounding commodity prices are shoring up the economy, giving its president breathing space to deliver long-due reforms. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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