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Dallas Fed chief: immigrants crucial to US workforce

Any effort to constrain US immigration is likely to dent growth, warns Robert Kaplan, CEO and president of the Dallas Fed. 

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Panama looks to cash in on growing China links

Interest from Chinese investors has rapidly grown in Panama since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 2017. Now negotiations for a free-trade agreement are about to begin, feeding expectations of mounting business opportunities across the board, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Costa Rica backs people power as Industry 4.0 challenges loom

Costa Rica has transformed its economy from one based around agriculture to a much more diverse offering. However, the challenges presented by Industry 4.0, and the  automation of jobs that will come with it, pose a whole new set of questions for the country, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Costa Rica president looks to job and tax overhaul

After a tight electoral battle, Carlos Alvarado emerged victorious in Costa Rica’s 2018 presidential elections. As he assumes office, he tells Jacopo Dettoni how he is planning to fix the country’s employment and fiscal issues. 

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Panama president promises greater transparency as country looks towards China

Juan Carlos Varela, president of Panama, tells Jacopo Dettoni about his expectations from forging diplomatic and business relations with Beijing, and talks about the government reforms designed to avoid another Odebrecht scandal in the country.  

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The Global Lawyer: Is the denial of justice ‘renaissance’ finally upon us?

A low-profile case in Ecuador could signal a new era of arbitrators standing up to partisan judicial systems, says Michael D Goldhaber.

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fDi’s Aerospace Cities of the Future 2018/19 – FDI Strategy

Brazil's São José dos Campos, Canada's Mississauga and Cincinnati in the US take the top three places for FDI Strategy in fDi’s Aerospace Cities of the Future 2018/19 ranking. Cathy Mullan reports.

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Caribbean looks to seize opportunity in medical marijuana market

The growing use of medical marijuana in the US and Canada, combined with increasing legalisation of the drug, is leading to widespread opportunities in the Caribbean countries that have traditionally grown the crop. However, as Adrienne Klasa discovers, the issue remains a controversial one.

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A new kind of FDI promotion for US cities and states

US cities and states know that in the modern world their competition could come from across the world – or just next door. With this in mind, they are redoubling FDI promotion efforts at home and abroad, as Erika Morphy reports.

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How to make US economic development great again

First the financial crisis then an ensuing decade of anaemic recovery have put the US on the ropes. The new tax law is an opportunity that could give the US public some cause for optimism, says Don Holbrook. 

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