Nicaragua: Foreign Direct Investment Up 4%

$1,442 million was the total amount invested by foreign companies in the past year in the country, mainly in the telecommunications industry.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Central Bank report indicates that $274 million was invested in industrial activities, while the telecommunications sector received investments of $232 million. $138 million was invested in commerce and services. 

Compared to 2015, there was an increase of 4.2%, but when comparing the figure to 2014, a slight reduction is observed, because in 2014 flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) totaled $1,449.8 million. reports that "...Álvaro Baltodano, Presidential Delegate for Investments, said it has been possible for FDI to reach Nicaragua from more than 47 countries. He argued that Nicaragua has based its development on attracting foreign direct investment and local investment, in the words of Baltodano, it has increased because of the confidence in the model of dialogue between the Government and the private sector."

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