chinese investment http://kbia.org en Why is China investing in Latin America? http://kbia.org/post/why-china-investing-latin-america <p></p><div>China has dramatically increased its economic influence in Latin America. The United States is still the region’s largest investor, but China is now in second place and gaining a larger market share. In 2009, for example, China loaned a Brazilian oil company $10 billion and built a cellphone factory in Venezuela. The next year, China signed a&nbsp;$10 billion deal for the construction of railroads in Argentina. And in March, Ecuador agreed to auction off one-third of the country's Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies.</div><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:39:44 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 44845 at http://kbia.org Why is China investing in Latin America? Columbia lawyer seeks to bring “immigrant investors” to mid-Missouri http://kbia.org/post/columbia-lawyer-seeks-bring-immigrant-investors-mid-missouri <p>When it comes to jobs in Missouri, Karla Klingner Diaz believes that immigration is not the problem -- but rather the solution. Wed, 16 May 2012 22:26:24 +0000 Eva Dou 14275 at http://kbia.org Columbia lawyer seeks to bring “immigrant investors” to mid-Missouri Flooding from last year still has farmers playing catch-up http://kbia.org/post/flooding-last-year-still-has-farmers-playing-catch <p>A Columbia lawyer is utilizing a federal program to try to bring so-called, &ldquo;immigrant investors&rdquo; to Mid Missouri. Plus, Harvest Public Media reports on the lasting effects of last year&rsquo;s flooding. Wed, 16 May 2012 22:18:56 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 14274 at http://kbia.org Flooding from last year still has farmers playing catch-up