FDI Up 33% in Panama

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

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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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Exchange rate: 1 balboa - $ 1

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