Nicaragua improves as a place to do business

Nicaragua is number 67 in the ranking of the Global Index of Places to do Business, which is prepared by the World Economic Forum.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's in last place among Central American countries, but it has improved considerably from previous years, when it was ranked number 111.
The ranking measures factors like policies and services that facilitate the receiving of goods across the frontier. Other factors include market access, border administration, transportation and communication infrastructure and the business environment.

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Guatemala Drops 11 Positions in Enabling Trade Ranking

May 2010

High costs related to insecurity and violence place Guatemala at position 124 of 125 when measuring security.

FUNDESA, the foundation for Developing Guatemala, analyzed the World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report 2010, in which most of the Latin American countries dropped several positions.

Global Enabling Trade Report 2010

May 2010

Costa Rica leads in Central America at #44 in the global rank, followed by El Salvador (57), Panama (61), Honduras (66), Guatemala (69) and Nicaragua (79).

With the exception of Honduras, all Central American countries dropped spots in the ranking. Costa Rica and El Salvador lost one spot, Nicaragua two, Panama eight and Guatemala eleven.

The Global Enabling Trade Report 2009

July 2009

Costa Rica (43 in the world) rank at the top in Central America, followed by Panama (53), El Salvador (56), Guatemala (58), Honduras (66), Nicaragua (77).

The Enabling Trade Index, featured in the report presented by the World Economic Forum, measures institutions, policies and services facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to destination.

Better business climate in El Salvador

September 2008

The Doing Business 2009 report from BM, reports that El Salvador is one countries that has pass the most reforms to facilitate commercial activities.

In Doing Business 2009, El Salvador is ranked 72, an improvement of five places in comparison to the previous ranking of 77. This report is one of the reference documents for capital investment globally, and is a map of the investment conditions in the various countries.

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