Optimism in Panamanian Businessmen

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

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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.

"However, businessmen recognize that authorities must strengthen public safety, education and manpower training, government taxes, justice and transparency in governance as wells as legal security for investments, among other things,” published Pa-digital.com.pa.

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Costa Rica: Business Confidence Cools

September 2010

In the second of Deloitte's 'Business Barometer Surveys' companies are shown to be less enthusiastic than four months ago.

Employers opinions on the status of the Costa Rican economy, their company's situation and its outlook for the coming year remain largely positive. However, they are somewhat more cautious than four months ago.

Panamanian Businessmen Optimistic About Future

June 2010

63% of 141 surveyed companies expect to generate more revenue in 2010 than they did in 2009.

This figure was one of the results of a business survey conducted by Cciap, the Panamanian Chamber of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce, in the first quarter of 2010.

“58% of the surveyed companies were more optimistic regarding the local economy, and 52% believe that the country will attract more foreign investment, thanks to an improved economic climate”, reported Prensa.com.

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”.

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