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Foreign Investors

The 19,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 02.25.2017 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

As two extension deadlines came and went for the EB-5 Regional Center Program at the end of 2015, it became clear that meaningful reform for the program would have to wait.

Chinese EB-5 Visa Retrogression: Good for Program Diversity

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

If you are familiar with the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, you may have heard recently that the sky is falling. Yes, that is correct; the two words that strike fear into many in the EB-5 community -- Chinese retrogression -- became a reality on August 23.

International House Hunters Shifting from Vacation Areas to Urban Neighborhoods

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany remain the top three countries outside the U.S. for home searches. But Brazil has pushed up to 4th place, jumping ahead of India, Mexico, and Australia.

Obama: 'We Know We Can Do More'

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

* Obama says U.S. must do more to court investors * U.S. global share of investment shrinks * Embassies to focus on inve...

10 U.S. Housing Markets Eyed By International House Hunters

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

As U.S. home prices continue to rise, foreign searches are likely to drop as a share of all searches for U.S. homes -- except for searches from countries rapidly getting wealthier.

Reflections on Chinese investments in the U.S.

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

What do you get when the largest developing country in the world is investing more and more in the world's largest developed economy? Lots of question...

Israeli Elections and Foreign Investors

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home
Efraim Chalamish

As analysts and investors look carefully at the result of recent Israeli elections , they should not get distracted by endless discussions about Middle East politics and military draft. They may want to hone on the government's annual returns. The devil is in the details.

The Perils of Investing in New Democracies

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.17.2012 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The landscape will surely change at a moment's notice, often with unpleasant surprises. The best advice any potential investor in a newly democratized country should heed is to be wary, cautious, and acutely focused on protecting your interests.

The Return of Investment Policy -- The U.S. Is Back in the Game

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

Recent public announcements and draft agreements are meaningless if the U.S. government will not push forward and negotiate tailored economic arrangements with its economic partners.

Iraq's 'Frontier Investors' Unlikely To Be Scared Off By U.S. Exit

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

BAGHDAD (Serena Chaudhry) - Foreign investors eager to snap up development projects in key oil producer Iraq are unlikely to balk after the United Sta...

Peter S. Goodman

Obama's New Message: Welcome The Foreign Boss

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

Faced with stubbornly high unemployment and a steady drip of dispiriting news about the economy, the Obama administration has embraced a new strategy ...

Foreigners Buying Stakes In The US At A Record Pace

New York Times | PETER S. GOODMAN and LOUISE STORY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last May, a Saudi Arabian conglomerate bought a Massachusetts plastics maker. In November, a French company established a new factory in Adrian, Mich....