Panama Warns about Unregulated Finantial Companies

The country's National Securities Commission warns that there are more than 100 unregulated companies registered in the stock market.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The list of unregulated companies is published on the website of Panama's National Securities Commission (CNV), which advises that negotiations with these companies are carried out at the risk of the clients.

"Any companies selling securities should be registered with us, if not they are committing a crime. This is why we issue the warning and will even close them down if they have a physical headquarters, in accordance with due judicial process," stated Juan Manuel Martans, president of the CNV to

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