Honduras Launches National Investment Program

The program will focus on six sectors, renewable energy, highway and production infrastructure, tourism, agriculture, forestry and the textile industry.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The National Investment Program is supported by three branches of the Honduran state (legislative, executive, and judicial) and seeks to attract foreign investment.

"In the framework of this initiative, the Lobo Sosa government has drawn up 100 projects, which are being presented to investors, the international community and financial organizations," reports Proceso.hn.

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IMF Confirms Panama's High Growth

March 2016

The country's economy will maintain a minimum growth of 6% in 2016 and in subsequent years will be boosted by the opening of the expanded canal and the drop in fuel prices.

From a press release issued by the IMF:

Panama’s economic performance is expected to remain strong

Panama as seen by the IMF in February 2012

March 2012

Macroconomic stability and policies of greater social inclusion have reduced unemployment rates to historical levels and improved poverty levels.

A press release issued by the IMF on March 16th, 2012, says:

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Panama

The Central Bank of Costa Rica’s Optimism

July 2011

The BCCR raised its forecast for economic growth this year from 4.3% to 4.5%, while Costa Rica ECLAC estimates for growth of just 3.2%.

Referring to this issue, the Department of Analysis and Investment Strategy, Aldesa, described the Central Bank of Costa Rica as "very optimistic".

Panamanian Economy to Grow 8%-9% in 2011

January 2011

President Martinelli remarked that Panama will be the most dynamic Latin American economy in 2011, growing between 8% and 9%.

While presenting a state of the nation report to Congress, he noted that the country’s growth projections are higher than those of Chile and Peru.

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