Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) that entered Panama during the first half of the year reached $100 million.
This is increase is due mainly to the investments and re-investment of earnings by banks with general license that are operating in the country.
The construction sector, expansions, and new port infrastructure, the new cellular bands and the electricity generation projects have also attracted huge volumes of foreign capital this year.
According to estimates from the Central Bank, approximately $2 billion in foreign investment is expected during this year, up 22.3% in comparison to 2007.
Central Bank president, Francisco de Paula Gutierrez, said that the prospects for next year are even better since improvements in the economy of the United States - Costa Rica's main trading partner - are expected.
In 2011, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) reached $910.8 million, an increase of 13% compared to 2010.
According to the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat), FDI in 2010 amounted to $805.8 million.
The bank expects that by 2012 foreign direct investment will exceed $900 million.
According to an article in Prensalibre.com, "Last Thursday, the Baguat also announced that GDP grew by 3.9% during 2011, which is considered a better economic performance by the country, because it exceeded the projection, which was 3.8%. "
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