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Foxconn May Scale Back $10 Billion U.S. Plant, Reuters Says - Bloomberg
Foxconn Technology Group is considering scaling back or even abandoning plans to make cutting-edge displays from a $10 billion plant it’s building in the U.S., Reuters reported.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  wisconsin  midwest  workforce  foxconn  electronics-industry  FDI  location-USA 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Map: The Countries Receiving the Most Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - Visual Capitalist
For many of the world’s companies, the best investment opportunities aren’t always located within their own domestic borders.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  FDI  economic-development  site-selection 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Brexit could cause 'serious damage' for foreign investment into the UK - CNBC
Foreign investment into the U.K. has fallen by 19 percent since the Brexit vote in 2016, a new study has found.
this-week-440  Around-the-web  Matt  FDI  business-globalization  england  united-kingdom 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S.-Italy Collaboration Helping to Advance Manufacturing Innovation - Area Development
The Italian Trade Agency’s Innovation Days events further strengthen U.S.-Italy advanced manufacturing ties by inspiring partnerships among academic and industry innovators.
area-development-features  Matt  business-globalization  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
CIBC’s Victor Dodig warns about global debt levels; urges Canada to prepare

Who/Where/Occasion: CIBC's CEO Victor Dodig, in a speech to the Empire Club

* alarm over rising global debt levels, warning that Canada needs to start preparing now for the next economic shock.
* some of the most acute threats to the global economy are beyond this country’s control, but cautioned Canadians not to get too comfortable while times are good.
* developing problems could ripple through interwoven financial markets around the world.
* “It sounds counterintuitive, but that same debt that helped the world recover is actually infusing risk into the global financial system today," ...“I think there’s a real serious global challenge of this low-interest-rate party developing a big hangover."

* clarify rules around foreign direct investment, which is falling in Canada. The main culprit is the uncertainty plaguing large business deals that require approval from Ottawa under opaque foreign-investment rules – and he cites the turmoil surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as an example.
* more immigration to Canada, asking the government – which has already set higher immigration targets for the coming years – to open its arms even wider.
* governments and employers to work more closely with universities and colleges to match the skills graduates have to employers' needs, promoting what are known as the STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and math – as well as skilled trades.
* remove interprovincial trade barriers.
* allow companies to expense capital investments within one year to be more competitive with U.S. rules.

My Takeaways:
CEOs  CIBC  debt  FDI  global_economy  readiness  interconnectedness  financial_system  interest_rates  opacity  pipelines  resilience  speeches  uncertainty  Victor_Dodig  war_for_talent  threats  beyond_one's_control  complacency  preparation 
september 2018 by jerryking
Canada Remains A Premier Investment Destination - Area Development
Despite the uncertain investment environment brought about by renegotiation of NAFTA and new U.S.-imposed tariffs, Canada continues to promote FDI by maintaining an open economy, investing in its workforce, and engaging in regional trade partnerships.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  FDI 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
For sustainable development, put foreign direct investments on the G20 agenda - Eco-Business
US President Donald Trump’s trade wars have eclipsed the importance of foreign direct investments and its role in promoting sustainable development around the world. To achieve the SDGs, the world must free up flows of foreign investment.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  FDI  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  NAFTA  location-USA  trump 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
China's long game to dominate nuclear power relies on the UK | Environment | The Guardian
While Germany and other western countries have turned their backs on nuclear, the UK is strongly committed to new nuclear to meet its carbon goals and this means, despite security concerns, the government needs Chinese involvement. [...] But the company is open about the bigger prize – the UK as a springboard for exporting Chinese nuclear technology to other countries.
UK  Brexit  China  energy  policy  national  security  espionage  cyberwar  nuclear  FDI  freetradedeal  tradedeal 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Buried Treasure in U.S. Tax Reform: Three Site Selection Strategies to Maximize the Benefits of the New Federal Rate Reduction - Duff & Phelps
The United States has always been one of the leading destinations for foreign direct investment. Our stable political climate, abundant natural resources, large workforce and trusted U.S. currency have historically been attractive for companies that are looking to establish or expand their presence in local and global economies.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  FDI  location-USA  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The AI arms race: the tech fear behind Donald Trump’s trade war with China | Financial Times
Shawn Donnan in Washington YESTERDAY

While the headlines about the Trump administration’s trade war with Beijing often focus on raw materials such as steel, aluminium and soyabeans, the underlying motivation of the new protectionist mood is American anxiety about China’s rapidly growing technological prowess.......
At a time when the US is engaged in a battle for technological pre-eminence with China, the ZGC project is exactly the sort of state-backed Chinese investment that American politicians across the political spectrum view with scepticism.

“China has targeted America’s industries of the future, and President Donald Trump understands better than anyone that if China successfully captures these emerging industries, America will have no economic future,” .....US tariffs on $34bn in imports from China that are due to take effect on Friday as part of a squeeze intended to end what the US says has been years of state-endorsed Chinese intellectual property theft. But it is also part of a broader battle against what the White House has labelled China’s “economic aggression”......Viewed from America, President Xi Jinping’s Made in China 2025 industrial strategy is a state-led effort to establish Chinese leadership in the technologies of the next generation of commerce and military equipment — notably AI, robotics and gene editing.

Many US officials are now questioning one of the basic assumptions about how the American economy operates: its openness to foreign investment....While some technology executives extol the potential for co-operation in areas such as AI, the Washington establishment increasingly sees them as central to a growing geopolitical competition....Many Chinese investors are looking for US companies that they can help move into China. .....Even though Mr Trump’s focus on Chinese technology has strong bipartisan support in Washington, its tactics have been heavily criticised. The biggest blunder, many critics argue, has been the Trump administration’s willingness to wage concurrent trade wars. The IP-driven tariffs push against China has been accompanied by one that has hit allies such as Canada and the EU that might have joined a fight against Beijing.

........“We’re treating the Chinese better than we are treating our friends,” says Derek Scissors, a China expert at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, who sees the tariffs Mr Trump is threatening against European car imports as a similar bit of malpractice.
arms_race  artificial_intelligence  China  CFIUS  Donald_Trump  economic_warfare  economic_aggression  FDI  geopolitics  international_trade  investors  investing  intellectual_property  industrial_policies  protectionism  politicians  robotics  One_Belt_One_Road  security_&_intelligence  Silicon_Valley  SOEs  start_ups  theft  U.S.  venture_capital  Washington_D.C. 
july 2018 by jerryking
Warnings of 'anger and outrage' if Transpennine electrification axed | UK news | The Guardian
Northern transport bodies have fought for the government to honour its original pledge to deliver full electrification, a project that was at the heart of plans to improve rail links between cities across the north.
UK  Northern  Powerhouse  London  infrastructure  underinvestment  Brexit  Austerity  FDI  Tories  Conservative  Party  Theresa  May  JAM 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
A new kind of FDI promotion for US cities and states - fDiIntelligence.com
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.
this-week-429  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  FDI  location-USA  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
The Team…and the Timing When Making a U.S. Location Decision - Area Development
The company’s executive team, working in conjunction with outside legal and other consultants in a timely manner, can create a “win” for both the business and the community in which it chooses to locate.
area-development-features  Matt  FDI  location-USA  economic-development  site-selection 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
NAFTA is dead and Canada should move on
June 2, 2018 | The Globe and Mail | by PETER DONOLO.

So what is our Plan B?

It obviously means seriously and aggressively pursuing markets and investment beyond the U.S. For example, new markets for Canadian resources are now more important than ever. That’s why the government’s decision this week to effectively nationalize the Trans Mountain Pipeline in order to finally get it built and deliver oil to Asia-bound tankers was such an important step. This decision in itself was a significant response to an unreliable American partner, and a signal that we must look farther abroad for greater economic opportunity.

The same goes for the myriad of trade agreements on which our country has embarked – most prominently the Canada-EU trade agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The GATT and WTO breakthroughs of the 1990s also work in Canada’s favour, providing us with tariffs much lower than existed before NAFTA and the original Canada-U.S. free-trade agreement. If NAFTA were to cease tomorrow, our trade with the U.S. would still operate under the WTO’s rules.

Finally, we need to redouble efforts to attract direct foreign investment into Canada. The government recently launched a new agency, Invest in Canada, to do just that. But there are obstacles. The Business Council of Canada cites the regulatory burden as the biggest challenge. In a globalized economy, tax competitiveness is always an issue. And governments need to walk the walk when it comes to opening up to investors from countries such as China, even when there is domestic political blowback.

The only negotiating stance that works against Donald Trump is the ability and willingness to walk away. Mr. Trump sniffs out weakness or desperation – in a friend or a foe – and he pounces without mercy. A defensive crouch is the wrong position. “Sauve qui peut” is the wrong rallying cry. Negotiating with strength, from strength, is the only approach.
beyondtheU.S.  automotive_industry  crossborder  Donald_Trump  FDI  Nafta  negotiations  Plan_B  oil_industry  protectionism  tariffs  TPP  Trans_Mountain_Pipeline  pipelines  global_economy 
june 2018 by jerryking
An Effective RFP Process for Your Next U.S. Capital Investment - Area Development
A poorly managed RFP process may cause delays, distractions, and produce bad information for your next project. A well-executed process considers the goals of the project and crafts an RFP process with that end in mind.
area-development-features  Matt  location-USA  FDI  RFP  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
may 2018 by areadevelopment

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