Foreign investment fell by global financial crisis

The recent turbulence in international financial markets have slowed the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) was Guatemala.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The slowdown of the world economy and the threat of recession in US There have already been felt in Guatemala, with a decline of foreign investment in the país.

After capture a record $ 525 2007, the influx of new capital into the country has virtually dried, due to problems in the market international capital and the crisis in the United States, a major investor countries.

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