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Mexico key to North America's growth, says Ricardo B Salinas

Speaking at the Aspen Institute Ideas Festiva, held in Colorado in June, Mexican businessman Ricardo B Salinas outlined the crucial part that the Mexican economy would play in the growth of North America.

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Stronger global growth forecast by OECD in 2016

The latest economic assessment by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development anticipates weak growth in 2015, but projects stronger performance in the years following. 

Amazon ecommerce

The harsh realities of delivering on e-commerce

The increasing popularity of internet shopping has led to a rise in online retail merchants. But what might seem to be a relatively easy business model to reproduce is being made increasingly complex thanks to the logistics challenges arising from the expectation for next-day shipping, created by online giants such as Amazon. 

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US needs to step up R&D capabilities: Brookings Institute

With spending in many other countries outpacing that in the US, local think tank Brookings Institute has said that the country must increase its investment in research and development. 

Susana Martinez

Susana Martinez: incentivising investment in New Mexico

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez has been sharpening the state‚Äôs competitive edge, pushing through legislative changes to make its investment environment more attractive. 

Panama Canal extension

Digging deep: how ports in the Americas are preparing for the Panama Canal expansion

As the expansion of the Panama Canal nears completion, ports across the Americas are gearing up to accommodate the increase of traffic that is expected as a result of the extension. 

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China is leading investor in US in 2014

China emerged as the leading investor in the US in 2014.

Mars

Mars finds its sweet spot in Egypt

Over the past 15 years, global food giant Mars has enjoyed phenomenal success in the Egyptian market, not only meeting domestic demand but also using it as a base to export to other countries in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. 

biopharma

Biotech-pharma hotspots on the up

Locations are taking advantage of the growing demand for healthcare, bringing together academia, big industry, start-ups, hospitals and sources of capital to create thriving specialised biomedical-pharmaceutical clusters.

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Houston will avoid recession, says mayor

Having diversified its economy away from oil, Houston's mayor has said that the city's economy will be able to withstand the impact of a declining oil price.

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