Costa Rica: $ 1,450 Million in FDI for 2010

The figure is higher than the $ 1,350 million in 2009, but is still below the $ 2,072 million in 2008.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

According to preliminary data by the sector, up until September 2010, 55% of the investment was made at the free zone, 25% in regular companies, 11% in real estate, 6% in the financial sector and 3% in tourism infrastructure.

"The foreign direct investment goal is to attract a total of $ 9,000 million over the next four years," stated the article in Nacion.com

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Speculative Capital in Costa Rica

January 2013

"We will not allow speculative capital to come and do what it wants with the Costa Rican economy" - President Laura Chinchilla

An article on Elfinancierocr.com reports that President Laura Chinchilla said that "the Executive Branch is to evaluate the implementation of constraints for speculative capital inflows."

Colombian Investment Boom in Central America

January 2012

Direct investment by Colombian companies came to about $1 billion in 2010, a giant leap forward compared to the $27 million in 2004.

Central America has become a kind of "Promised Land" for large companies in Colombia, writes ElTiempo.com.

The latest example of large-scale landing in the economies of the isthmus is the recent $801 million purchase of the assets of the HSBC bank in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras by Banco Davivienda.

Costa Rica Promotes Business in China

October 2010

The Minister of Foreign Trade presented opportunities for trade and investment.

The Minister after providing general introduction of the country, highlighted what she called “the Costa Rican value proposal', focused on six main aspects: (1) track record, more than 200 multinational companies have chosen Costa Rica as their advanced manufacturing center (2) highly qualified human resources (3) strategic location (4) excellent business climate (5) quality infrastructure, which allows access to competitive international markets, which is in the process of modernization and strengthening, and (6) excellent quality of life.

Foreign Direct Investment Rises 25% in Panama in 2008

March 2009

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) was $2.401 billion, 25.9% more than the $1.907 billion in 2007, according to the Comptroller General of the Republic.

Marianela Palacios wrote in an article in Prensa.com: "The FDI level is approaching the record of $2.497 billion in 2006, mainly due to the purchase of Banistmo.

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