Attracting capital is difficult

We must attract more investment to generate more economic growth.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Much of the discussion has been directed toward attracting more physical investment or specified productive projects. The quest for encouraging concessions, which the last Government carried out, is one example.
Now that the main opponents of this proposal have become the Government, perhaps things will change.

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Guatemala's Future at Stake

June 2019

Next June 16, Guatemalans will have to elect the new government that will assume in January 2020, which will have the challenge of implementing the policies needed to respond immediately to the most urgent demand of the population: the employment generation.

The country's electoral process has been surrounded by uncertainty, since four of the presidential candidates were decided in the courts.

Curbing Attraction of Foreign Investment

February 2019

Despite the location and the fiscal benefits that in some cases the countries of the region offer, the lack of education of the population will be the main barrier to continue attracting large investments.

The lack of guarantee of finding the competent and sustainable human capital necessary for the proper operation of companies is an issue that negatively influences the attraction of important investments in Central America.

International Mobility of Human Talent

May 2011

"If a person with 20 years of education emigrates and another person, with 12 years of education immigrates, the country has suffered a net loss of 8 years of investment in training."

The retention of human capital and recruitment of highly qualified human resources from other countries is of vital importance to nations.

Multinationals Generate New Business Areas in Panama

May 2011

The demand for goods and services established by multinationals in the country is generating opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

Manuel Ferreira, director of Economic Affairs in the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP), cites as an example the growth that transport companies have had in meeting the high demand for transport services for the executives of the multinationals.

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