Agricultural insurance coverage in the Americas maintained positive growth in those countries that have launched a public-private model and where agriculture represents a fundamental part of the economy.
From the study "Agricultural insurance in the Americas: a tool for risk management", prepared by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Latin American Association for the Development of Agricultural Insurance (ALASA):
Due to pessimism and in anticipation of eventual layoffs, the Guatemalan managerial ranks increased their search for alternative jobs.
According to the Executive Director of AMCHAM (Guatemalan-American Chamber of Commerce), Carolina Castellanos, the base of applicants for management positions that it maintains to support its associates grew in the sector of executives in search of jobs from 2% in December 2008 to 20% in March 2009.
The companies announced that they will attack together some segments of the Central American market.
According to Ericsson's Phone Account manager, Mats Malmstrom, the company "expects an expansion of its Central and Latin American portfolio in 2009, in association with corporations such as Movistar, and offering solutions to users of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ".
Panama-based financial group Grupo Mundial is preparing to enter the Costa Rican and Colombian insurance markets in 2009.
"We want to enter the Costa Rican insurance market during the first half of the next year," said Jaime Jean François, VP and general manager of the firm's investment vehicle Mundial Desarrollo. on the sidelines of insurance and financial services association Limra's Latin American conference.
In the first quarter exports of manufacturing goods abroad totaled $1.076 billion, 14% more than in the same period in 2014.
Exports of food and beverages grew by 12.7%, while the category of "miscellaneous products" increased its foreign sales by 18%, according to figures from the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (AGEXPORT).
The manager of the manufacturing sector at Agexport, Aida Fernandez, said the manufacturing sector represents 35 percent of Guatemalan exports. The Central American nation produces and exports shoes, batteries, packaged food, soda, candy, craft bags, plastic tubes and wooden furniture, among other things."
The South American country is the second biggest destination for Nicaraguan exports.
Exporters to Venezuela "must be prepared" to diversify their market, due to the current situation taking place in the South American nation, said Azucena Castillo, general manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua. Venezuela is the second biggest destination for Nicaraguan exports.
The Central American Economic Integration Secretariat presents the report "Trade handicrafts in Central America: Review of market opportunities".
In this report an a first attempt has been made to characterize the participation of industries related to handicrafts at both the Central American intraregional market as well as with third party partners. Despite the limited development of business internationally, the industry linked to handicrafts in Central America has managed to expand its export capacity in recent years.
Following the announcement by the Europeans of their willingness to "listen carefully" to its requests, Nicaragua is going back to the Partnership Agreement process.
Nicaraguan negotiators had abandoned what was the seventh round of talks for the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union because its proposal to create a 60 billion Euro common fund for economic and financial assistance had failed to be tabled for discussion.
The Commission of Inter-Union Trade Facilitation will unify efforts to modernize public administration and facilitate its members efforts with the government.
From a press release issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador (Camarasal):
Business associations in El Salvador have signed an agreement to create the Commission of Inter-Union Trade Facilitation (CIFACIL), replacing the Inter-Union Commission for Modernisation of Customs (CIMA) and aims to "unite their efforts to modernize public administration and facilitate the efforts of firms with the government bodies", according to the statement made by the presidents of the various guilds.
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