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2018

  • Latin America: Time to build a bloc - The region faces a new opportunity to strengthen tradeIn the face of a rising US dollar and a global trend towards protectionism that affects some of the globe’s globe's major economic powers, the leading markets of Latin America find themselves with an opportunity to work on ... more

  • Agreement US and Panama on renewable energy - Panama and the USA agreed on Friday to promote infrastructure projects for energy development from renewable sources in the Central American country, which this day inaugurated the first generation plant based on liquefied natural gas (LNG), of US capital, of the region. The a... more

  • Panama Canal expansion sets records in 2 year - 3,745 Neopanamax ships have transited through the Panama Canal expansion since the new locks were opened two years ago today, which demonstrates "the efficiency of the route and the confidence built by the maritime industry," said the administration of the interoceanic route. ... more

  • Approx 700 companies at Expocomer - Approximately 700 companies are expected to participate in Expocomer. Companies from America, Europe and Asia, have confirmed their participation in the 36th edition of EXPOCOMER, "the World Trade Showcase", which will be held from February 28 to March 3 2018, at the Atlapa Co... more

  • Panama economy growth predicted at 6.8% - Panama was among the main economies of the American continent in 2017 with a growth of 6.3 percent and it will grow 6.8 percent in 2018 says local economist Alberto Quintero. Among the factors that have allowed the rebound of our economy for 2017 “we can list the recovery o... more

2017

  • Panama culminated China tour with 19 agreements - The governments of China and Panama signed nineteen memoranda of cooperation between the two nations in Beijing on Friday, among which the possible establishment in the future of a free trade agreement is emphasized. These documents have been the result of five months of talk... more

  • Air China starting Panama flights - Air China will begin flights to Panama in just four months time says Cai JianJiang, president of the National Aviation Company. He passed the news, to President Juan Carlos Varela, during the current Panama political and trade mission to the People’s Republic of China. It com... more

  • International Mining Event in Panama - From November 15th to 17th, companies from the mining industry in Central America and the Caribbean will be meeting in Panama. In the Expo Minera Internacional event, organized by the Mining Chamber of Panama (CAMIPA), representatives from industrial companies will be tak... more

  • Panama: FDI Up 6% - Of the $2,844 million received in the first semester, almost 70% corresponded to reinvestment of profits of foreign companies. Foreign direct investment received by the country in the first six months was 6% higher than that registered in the same period in 2016. Prensa.com... more

  • Panama: Foreign Investment Up 11% - Between January and March of 2017, $1,315 million came into the country in foreign direct investment, representing an increase of almost 11% compared to the same period in 2016. From a report compiled by the General Comptroller of the Republic it shows that between January and... more