Guatemalan Companies Expect to Increase Production

49% of the surveyed businessmen plan to increase production in the next 6 months, while 15% plan to reduce it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The latest business survey conducted by research association ASIES among 878 companies gives "positive, but not sufficient signals" of economic recovery, according to survey coordinator Violeta Hernández.

"Despite improved businessmen confidence, the job market won't recover soon. Hernández explained that only 16% of the country's businessmen plan to increase their payrolls, 6% will trim it, while 78% plant to keep it stable".

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Optimism in Panamanian Businessmen

February 2011

79% of the 161 companies surveyed expect an increase in revenue this year compared to last year.

This is reflected in the Business Survey conducted by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP), noting also that 69% of companies could do some investment this year.

Businessmen Concerns in Costa Rica

December 2010

The slow opening of the telecommunications market and the exchange rate are key factors in the decline in business confidence over the previous quarter.

• Perception and business confidence down for the second consecutive semester
• UCCAEP urges a national agenda to boost productive activities

Businessmen Confidence Up 35% in Costa Rica

March 2010

The Business Confidence Index rose to 4.94 (in a scale of 1 to 10), a 35% increase when compared to the previous quarter.

It is still far from the 7.69 points recorded on the first quarter of 2008.

“This index seems to be in line with the Consumer Confidence Index, recently reported by the Chamber of Commerce. It was 95 in July 2009, 109 on November 2009, and is now at 131”.

Confidence of Central American Entrepreneurs Drops

March 2009

Given the current economic climate, distrust and pessimism has taken over Central American Business.

El Salvador published on its website: "While there are very particular circumstances in each country, a very promising future is not foreseen. One of the things that hinder economic development is the decline in credit and sales which has resulted in job losses.

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