Guatemala lags in foreign investment

Foreign direct investment in Guatemala rose to US$536 million last year from US$354 million the previous year, but the nation remains one of Latin America's least attractive to investors.

Friday, May 9, 2008

A report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean shows that foreign direct investment in Latin America as a whole was 46 percent up last year at US$105.9 billion.

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Lack of policies for attracting investment and the climate of insecurity both legally and for citizens is scaring away local and foreign investors.

In terms of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), this barely grew, by $22 million, during 2012, closing with $463 million while the previous year it had been $441 million.

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The region received a combined total of $8.876 billion in FDI in 2012, representing an increase of 7% compared to 2011.

Panama remained the largest recipient of foreign investment, with $3.020 billion, followed by Costa Rica with $2.265 billion, Guatemala ($1.207 billion), Honduras ($1.059 billion), Nicaragua ($810 million) and finally El Salvador with $516 million.

Guatemala sets sight on US$615 foreign investment this year.

May 2008

Guatemala is aiming to attract US$615 million in foreign investment this year, said Julio Héctor Estrada, executive director of the competition program, Promacom.

The National Program to Promote Competition has set its sights on foreign investment of US$1.5 billion in 2011.

Costa Rica ranks seventh for foreign investment

May 2008

Costa Rica is number seven in ranking of the Latin American countries that attract most foreign investment, according to a report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Last year, Costa Rica received US$1.889 billion in foreign investment. Only Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Peru did better.

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