Why the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has been getting busier

May 7, 2024
CFIUS has a say in foreign transactions when national security is a concern, including venture capital and real estate deals.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who chairs the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, speaks at a conference in September.
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Will the riot in Washington deter foreign investment in the U.S.?

Jan 8, 2021
Wednesday’s occupation of Capitol Hill stirred questions about the country’s political stability.
Pro-Trump supporters storming the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
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U.S. tightens foreign investment rules

Oct 10, 2018
Some sensitive industries — everything from technology to defense firms — will face tougher federal scrutiny under new regulations formalized Wednesday. The Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS, announced its pilot program will take effect in 30 days. The announcement has some innovation, defense and tech companies scrambling to comply so they […]

Congress considering measure to boost U.S. investment in international infrastructure

Sep 4, 2018
At a big investment conference in Beijing Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced his country would pump another $60 billion into investment into Africa infrastructure. Sixty billion is a popular number in the foreign investment arena these days, it seems. Legislation working its way through Congress would combine several agencies to boost U.S. development financing […]

Zimbabwe's contested election muddles its pitch for foreign investment

Aug 13, 2018
Questions about promised reforms also hang over the country's economic future, one expert says.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, salutes during the Heroes Day commemorations held at the National Heroes Acre in Harare today.

Here’s why foreign companies are investing less in the U.S.

Jun 28, 2018
In Wisconsin today, President Donald Trump did a thing politicians like to do sometimes. Shovel in hand, he touted a big investment in the U.S. and the jobs it’s supposed to create. The shovel was gold-toned, and the investment: a $10 billion LCD display plant for the electronics manufacturer Foxconn. Thing is, foreign direct investment […]

Greater scrutiny of Chinese investment still likely

Jun 27, 2018
The Trump administration announced it is not imposing additional investment restrictions on China for now. Instead, the White House endorsed a plan working through Congress to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. It’s an interagency committee, commonly known as CFIUS, that doesn’t come up much in casual conversation, not even in […]

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U.S. limits on Chinese investment could have big effect

Mar 22, 2018
The White House announced today a series of actions aimed at countering what it calls unfair Chinese trade practices. We got tariffs on $60 billion worth of Chinese goods each year, and we got litigation, with the U.S planning to sue China more at the WTO. And finally, the president says he’s going to limit […]

Obama pitches international investors

Jun 20, 2016
Emerging markets are starting to put more money into the U.S.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the first-ever SelectUSA Investment Summit, in 2013, to promote the United States as the premier destination for business investment. 
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U.S. companies pledge $14 billion in Africa investment

Aug 5, 2014
Energy shortages are an obstacle to business and an opportunity for investment.