Foreign Investment up 16% in Guatemala

This year the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) continued its upward trend, which has been maintained for the last 8 years.

Monday, December 8, 2008

According to data from the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat), as of November 27, 2008, the FDI was at $759.7 million while for the same period in 2007 it was at $656.1 million.

The sectors that contributed to this increase include telecommunication, finance, mining, and call centers, indicated Mario Marroquin, director of the Invest office in Guatemala.

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In 2011, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) reached $910.8 million, an increase of 13% compared to 2010.

According to the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat), FDI in 2010 amounted to $805.8 million.

The bank expects that by 2012 foreign direct investment will exceed $900 million.

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In the first six months of the year the country received $485.7 million in foreign direct investment (FDI).

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Foreign investment in Panama increases 32.8%

October 2008

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) that entered Panama during the first half of the year reached $100 million.

This is increase is due mainly to the investments and re-investment of earnings by banks with general license that are operating in the country.
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Increase in Foreign Investment forecasted for Costa Rica

August 2008

According to estimates from the Central Bank, approximately $2 billion in foreign investment is expected during this year, up 22.3% in comparison to 2007.

Central Bank president, Francisco de Paula Gutierrez, said that the prospects for next year are even better since improvements in the economy of the United States - Costa Rica's main trading partner - are expected.

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