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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. 

Alberto Necco

Peru overhauls IPA to bring in investment

Reforms at Peru’s national investment promotion agency, ProInversión, are designed to make project development more efficient than in the past. Measures such as appointing high-quality consultants are already in place, as executive director Alberto Ñecco tells fDi magazine. 

Peru gas

Peru looks to PPPs to solve infrastructure woes

Peru has to close a $160bn infrastructure deficit. National investment promotion agency ProInversión, which is tasked with turning this shortage into an opportunity for investors, has high ambitions for developing its portfolio of projects in 2018, reports Jacopo Dettoni. 

Gonzalo Priale

Afin chief draws up plan to close Peru's infrastructure gap

Peru should reduce its overall level of investment in public works, and engage more with private investment through PPPs and self-sustainable projects, Gonzalo Prialé, president of Peruvian infrastructure lobby association Afin, tells fDi Magazine. 

Cofide

Peru's development bank puts finance to work

With low public debt, Peru is well placed to encourage investment into a wide-ranging infrastructure programme. Meanwhile, restructured national development bank Cofide is already increasing its activity to boost the market, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Chaglla

Odebrecht looks to avoid messy Peruvian divorce

Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht is disposing of its valuable portfolio of infrastructure projects in Peru in the wake of a corruption scandal that jeopardised the continuity of its interests in the whole of Latin America. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

Panama City

Panama looks to FDI attraction beyond its canal

The upgraded canal is meeting expectations in Panama, but the country is not resting on its laurels and is looking to attract FDI beyond the transshipment it is renowned for. However, as Jacopo Dettoni reports, corruption scandals are continuing to cast a cloud.

From Locations

IPAs lack influence: World Bank survey

Less than half of respondents to a World Bank survey consider investor promotion agencies relevant to their decision making, reports Jacopo Dettoni. 

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