Panama Opens Investment "One-Stop Counter"

The project, which could be operating in a month, aims to offer investors all the info they need.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This new structure will provide greater transparency to the process and contribute in lowering paperwork.

"Within the 'one-stop counter', there will be a 'subsidiary counter' (multinational or regional)", reports newspaper La Estrella.

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