Fewer New Companies in Honduras

In the first four months of 2018, 2,523 companies registered, 17% less than the 3,057 reported in the same period in 2017.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

According to a report by the Mercantile Registry of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa (CCIT), among the periods in question there were 534 fewer companies, which according to businessmen and economists is partly explained by the post-electoral crisis that has affected the country.

For his part, the economist, Claudio Salgado, told Elheraldo.hn that " ... the crisis has not been overcome and the informal sector continues to grow. The situation represents a disadvantage in terms of employment and development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)." 

Regarding the situation, the representative of the microfinance sector, Juan José Lagos, explained that " ... some confidence has been lost due to lack of guarantees for investments." 

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