In this issue

Taking on China: Success in beating the much bigger economy has confounded the experts in international trade

Open economy brings rewards

Resistance to protectionism has created a leading exporter

Taking on China: Location provides competitive edge

Success confounds trade experts, says Adam Thomson

Tourism: Campaign to attract new visitors pays off

The country’s image as a tourism hub has faced challenges in recent years, says Adam Thomson

Security: Battleground for drugs cartels fails to deter multinationals

Adam Thomson finds investment rising, even in the most violent states

Luis de la Calle

Guest column: Luis de la Calle

Policymakers should remind themselves how important trade is for economic development

Volkswagen VW results

Volkswagen: German carmaker accelerates with global best practices

John Reed takes a look at the company’s second biggest plant

Agreements: Spat over exports damps down sales to Brazil

John Reed analyses arguments over investments of billions of dollars

Nissan Versa

Domestic market: Sales move up a gear after reform introduced

Imported vehicles are crowding out new car sales, especially at the lower end of the market, writes John Reed

Aerospace: Manufacturing takes off

John Reed examines the success of the region’s effort to create a cluster

Politics: Times have changed

Leading presidential candidates are pushing reformist agendas to break down many barriers to faster growth, writes Adam Thomson