Venezuela's Banesco to set up regional headquarters in Panama

Venezuelan bank Banesco is setting up a regional headquarters in Panama next year for an expansion project in Central America and the Caribbean.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Costa Rica, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic are the first countries that Banesco executives have set their sights on. Ricardo Ayala, chairman of the bank's board, emphasized that Banesco would finance the expansion from its own resources.

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