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estonia goes deeper

Estonia's e-residency programme goes deeper, digitally

The e-residency programme launched by Estonia in 2014 – which allows anyone anywhere in the world to start a company in a quick and cheap manner within the EU jurisdiction – is beginning to pay off. Now, as Jacopo Dettoni reports, the country is extending the programme with the launch of a cryptocurrency. 

From News

Latin America eyes opportunities from US-China trade war

Countries across Central and South America are hoping to have the chance to step in and fill the void left by banned Chinese exports to the US. But Beijing is strengthening its footprint in the region in an effort to reroute US-bound exports through Latin America. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

From News

Foreign investors drive up Italian corporate real estate

Foreign players made up 70% of corporate real estate investment in Italy in 2017, adding impetus to a recovery which began in 2013. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

From Locations

US-China trade feud escalates

Washington and Beijing both promised a new round of unilateral tariffs on each other's imports bypassing the WTO altogether, intensifying a fight that is sending shockwaves through the global trade order. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

From Locations

Western Balkans investment platform goes live

With the endorsement of the EBRD, the six countries in the western Balkans region have launched a one-stop shop for foreign investors. Jacopo Dettoni reports.    

From News

Ethiopian PM resigns amid social unrest

Protests by Oromo and Amhara groups eventually forced prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn to step down, beginning a delicate transition of power for the fast-growing country. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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. 

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