Laptop Manufacturer Analyzes Guatemalan Operations

Taiwan's DMP Electronics could install a Laptop manufacturing facility.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Parts would be flown from Taiwan, and the computers would be assembled in Guatemala, said Jonathan Chang, company spokesperson. He added that if the plant is established, they would study moving here production of other components.

"When being asked about investment amounts and jobs to generate, the businessman replied ... it depends on Guatemala's government policy", reported Elperiodico.com.gt.

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Guatemala: Demand for industrial products drop

February 2009

The level of consumption in the sector has fallen between 15 and 25%, as a result of the decrease in exports and a smaller local demand.

Elperiodico.com.gt reports: "The most affected industries are food and beverages, maquila, plastics, and construction, including some materials used by that sector, added Ernesto Morales, president of the Federation of Small and Medium Business (Fepyme).

Costa Rica: Industries Predict Better Results in 2010

October 2010

57% of Costa Rican industrial companies believe that 2010 will be a year of overall better performance, compared with 2009.

This conclusion by the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (ICRC), through the Business Outlook Survey and Rating Factors for Competitiveness in the Costa Rican Industry, which helped assess the strengths and weaknesses facing the sector.

Russian Bank Seeks Investment Opportunities

September 2014

Banking, energy and industry are the sectors where Gazprombank, the largest private bank in Russia, are exploring opportunities to finance projects in Guatemala and Latin America.

Representatives from the Russian company visited Guatemala to analyze the market and consider potential investment opportunities in sectors such as banking, energy and industry.

An Industrial Policy for Nicaragua

October 2016

A strategy focused on increasing competitiveness by reducing production costs and facilitating the creation of added value is what industrial enterprises have asked for.

Improving training in the use of new tools and technology and giving more value to final production are two of the main challenges faced by companies in the industrial sector. The union that brings them together is aware that the potential of the country in this sector can not be maximized if aspects affecting global competitiveness are not improved.

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