Foreign Direct Investment Rises 25% in Panama in 2008

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) was $2.401 billion, 25.9% more than the $1.907 billion in 2007, according to the Comptroller General of the Republic.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Marianela Palacios wrote in an article in Prensa.com: "The FDI level is approaching the record of $2.497 billion in 2006, mainly due to the purchase of Banistmo. The important flow of foreign capital that came into the country in 2008 'was key to the excellent economic performance that Panama had,’ noted economist Guillermo Chapman."



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In 2008, exports to C.A. increased 21.3%, reaching $6.4 billion. Exports to the United States reached $2.2 billion.

La Prensa Gráfica publishes on its website: "Minister Esmahan emphasized, furthermore, that during the period of CAFTA, businesses that export to the United States have grown from 377 to 412, while the number of products has increased from 720 to 932, which is a demonstration of the entrepreneurial vision and of the dynamism of Salvadorian businesspeople in exploring the market of the United States.

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Panama can look forward to more than US$20 billion in public and private-sector investment over the next two years, economist Guillermo Chapman said at a business forum organized by the Indesa consultancy.

"This figure does not include the development of Howard [the former US base] or real-estate investment in other areas," Chapman added.

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