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Blooming U.S. business interest in Cuba wilts under Trump

Reuters  |  HAVANA 

By Sarah MarshHAVANA (Reuters) - Packed into a remote corner of a pavilion, just 13 U.S. companies took stands at Cuba's sprawling trade fair this year, in a sign of how firms' interest in doing business on the island has dwindled in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.Last year, amid enthusiasm following a detente in relations agreed between former President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro in 2014, 33 U.S. companies took stands at the fair, the premier event on Cuba's business calendar.The mood was very different at this year's edition, which took place last week in Havana. ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 19:58 IST