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Goma leads the way as DRC rebuilds its reputation

Goma leads the way as DRC rebuilds its reputation

Small steps are being taken to repair the damage that decades of civil war have wreaked on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Political complications and security issues still blight the country, but cities such as Goma are showing the way forwards when it comes to attracting the attention of investors.

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A new government but the same old problems for Guyana

A new government for Guyana – the first in 23 years – promises little in the way of change, say observers, with the country's reliance on mining and agriculture unlikely to be broken.

Violence and instability keep Guatemala

Violence and instability keep Guatemala from reaching its investment potential

A volatile political climate, which has seen the arrest and resignation of the country's president this year, and overspill from the Mexican drug wars continue to prevent Guatemala from achieving the development goals it set for itself two years ago.

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Dominican Republic stays mobile on growth

Despite the economic struggles of the wider Caribbean and Latin America region, the Dominican Republic is set to record strong growth for 2015, with its financial services sector – and mobile banking in particular – thriving.

Cuba comes in from the cold

In from the cold: the implications of the US's thawing on Cuba

The relaxing of travel and commercial restrictions between Cuba and the US announced in 2014 has already seen a glut of international companies visiting the island, enthused by the potential of the country. But is the 'new' Cuba all it appears to be? Michael Deibert investigates.

A decade of diversification

The Dominican Republic's decade of diversification

Over the past decade, the Dominican Republic has seen its economic fortunes transformed, with an influx of FDI in a diverse range of sectors. Still, divisive political issues, most notably the status of more than 1 million Haitians in the country, threaten to overshadow its broad investment potential. 

Peru looks to beat the blip

Peru has undergone a renaissance in recent years, embracing a free-market economy and putting the days of hyperinflation behind it. But sluggish growth in 2014 is spurring the government into action. 

Industrialisation in Peru's pipeline

A $4bn gas pipeline project is the largest and one of the most ambitious projects of its kind in Peru's history, but when it is completed, it promises to transform the country's electricity supply chain and help it along the path to industrialisation.

Underground movement

Lima drives infrastructure underground

Few cities needed a metro system like the Peruvian capital. Now foreign money is pouring in to further extend the network and relieve pressure on the overcrowded streets above.

An infrastructure bonanza

Peru's infrastructure bonanza

For centuries a country of isolated settlements and impassable terrain, Peru is realising the benefits of road and rail links when it comes to increasing productivity.

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