Italy aims to step up investment in Panama

Italy's ambassador in Panama, Placido Vigo, forecast substantial growth in Italian investment as Panama develops as a logistics center of the Americas.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Two Italian consortiums are taking part in the bidding for the third set of locks on the Panama Canal.

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Companies Continue to Arrive at Howard

June 2011

BASF and Unilever are two of the companies that have recently joined the list of businesses that are operating in the Panama Pacific Special Economic Area.

Some 80 multinationals are currently operating in the Panama Pacific Special Economic Area (AEPP) and this figure is expected to continue rising, as is the number of new jobs.

Qatar Interested in Panama's Port Development

February 2011

On a recent visit the Development Director of Qatar expressed his country's interest in investing in Panama.

The Director of Business Development of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Qatar, Nassir Jarallah Al-Marri, explained his country is interested in developing major business projects with Panama and that they are exploring areas such as maritime and air ports, tourism, agriculture and trade.

Colombia Discusses More Investments in Guatemala

October 2010

Colombian companies are look to Central America as part of their expansion.

Rosa Maria Bolaños of Free Press, interviewed Colombia's ambassador to Guatemala, Juan Guillermo Angel Mejia.

"In recent years there has been an increase in Colombian investments in the country. How could you explain?

Panama awaits more than US$20 billion in investment

July 2008

Panama can look forward to more than US$20 billion in public and private-sector investment over the next two years, economist Guillermo Chapman said at a business forum organized by the Indesa consultancy.

"This figure does not include the development of Howard [the former US base] or real-estate investment in other areas," Chapman added.

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