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From Sectors

Cryptocurrencies make move into FDI, bit by bit

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have made headlines the world over in recent years and now, through initial coin offerings, are making their mark on FDI.

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AGCO looks to unlock Africa's agriculture potential

Africa's agricultural potential remains unleashed, but that could be about to change if the plans of US-based AGCO come to fruition.

From News

Trump changes tack on TPP

US president Donald Trump has gone back on previous statements and suggested the US could sign up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. However, how welcome the US would be is subject to debate. Philippa Maister reports.

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Will a US-less TPP flourish or flounder?

When president Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its future was shrouded in doubt. However, 11 countries signed up to the free-trade agreement in early March, and optimism is running high among the signatories, as Philippa Maister discovers.

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Mahindra head looks to play to Detroit's strengths

India’s Mahindra Group is investing in an automaking plant in Detroit to build utility vehicles from scratch, attracted by a combination of engineering talent, non-union labour and state incentives, as CEO Rick Haas tells Philippa Maister.

From News

Bombardier wins surprise victory in US trade ruling

The US trade commission has reversed its decision that Canada's Bombardier had an unfair advantage over rival Boeing, in a move that surprised many. Philippa Maister reports.

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From Locations

Havens in hell: will EU tax evasion plans hit too hard?

The large-scale tax evasion revealed by the Paradise and Panama Papers have led to a crackdown on offshore tax havens. However, are some of the measures being taken – such as the EU's 'non-cooperative tax jurisdictions' blacklist – going too far? Philippa Maister reports.

From News

US Congress scrambles to approve tax reform

The Republicans are racing against time to meet an year-end deadline to push through a long-awaited overhaul of the national tax system. Philippa Maister reports. 

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Europe and US ramp up restrictions on Chinese FDI

The US and the EU are reworking their investment controls to restrict the acquisition of critical technology companies by countries such as an increasingly powerful China, which enjoys access to free markets globally while limiting its own. Philippa Maister reports.

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How FTAs are manoeuvring around a Trump-led US

With US participation in free-trade agreements shrouded in confusion, countries around the world are looking to form their own deals with each other, such as the proposed Asia-focused RCEP. Philippa Maister reports.

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