Another indicator of a positive economic picture for Panama.
6:35 pm - PANAMA CITY, (Xinhua). "Foreign
direct investment (FDI) grew 26% in Panama during the first half of
2010 compared with the same period last year, said on Thursday,
Minister of Trade and Industry, Henriquez Roberto.
According to the official, during this period, the raising of capital from abroad totaled 1 Billion 44.5 million dollars, a figure that, Henriquez said, demonstrates the confidence that investors remain in Panama in the context of economic recovery world.
The owner of Trade and Industry said that the Panamanian government is working to create favorable conditions to attract FDI and improve competitiveness, offering investors an attractive business climate.
The minister explained that, among the instruments that promote the attraction of foreign capital, are the agenda of international promotion, attracting investments, the Law of multinational companies and special economic zones.
Recently, the World Economic Forum (World Economic Forum) admitted to Panama as the second most competitive nation in Latin America, after Chile, who occupies the first place.