Panama: Foreign Direct Investment Increases 26%

In the first six months of this year, Foreign Direct Investment grew 26% when compared to the same period of 2009.

Friday, September 17, 2010

According to Roberto Henríquez, Commerce & Industry Ministry, foreign investors are showing the confidence they have in the country by pouring around $1.14 billion in the nation.

"The ministry commented that the Panamanian government is working to create favorable conditions to attract Foreign Direct Investment and to make the country more competitive by offering investors a really attractive business environment", noted the article in LaPrensa website.

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2010 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) grew 33% compared to 2009.

According to a report by the Comptroller General, the country received $ 2.362 million in foreign investment during 2010.

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Roberto Henriquez, "... attributed growth to real estate, hotels and investment at both the duty free zone in the Caribbean and the Special Economic Area Panama Pacific," reported Panama America.

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