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2017

  • 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

  • Remy Swaab elected vice chair of Board WTCA - The World Trade Centers Association announced in May 2017 that executive director of WTC Panama, Mr. Remy Swaab, has been elected as the new vice chair position of the Board of Directors of the WTCA. The other elected directors were Mr. John Drew of WTC Boston and Mr. Rolf Dra... more

  • World MUN in Panama in 2018 - Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) is the world's most internationally diverse college-level Model UN conference and the largest outside of the United States and Canada. Every year, 2,000+ currently enrolled university students from over 110 countries attend WorldMU... more

  • Substantial economic growth Panama in 2017 - According to the International Monetary Fund Panama's economic growth will increase slightly to 5.1% in 2017, and about 5.5% in the medium term, supported by the expanded Canal and developing investment projects.  Panama’s economy has been the fastest growing in Latin Am... more

  • Panama forecast high economic growth - Panama's Ministry of Economy and Finance has announced that it projects the country's economic growth for 2017 at 5.8%, the highest rate among all Latin American economies, thanks to strong performance in a variety of sectors including construction, mining, finance, and public... more

  • New IATA office in Panama - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) inaugurated a new area office in Panama City, Panama. The office will be the focal point for IATA’s interactions with key aviation stakeholders in seven Central American countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, H... more

  • Copa Airlines world number 2 for punctuality - Panama's leading international carrier, Copa Airlines, got worldwide recognition in Januari 2017 when it was recognized holding the second spot in punctuality ranking, surpassed only by Hawaiian Airlines.According to the Official Airline Guide (OAG), which analyzed the registr... more

2016

  • Panama's new ICT strategy - By investing in new ICT programmes and infrastructure, Panama is looking to improve the efficiency of public services, drive economic competitiveness and promote social inclusion. In late September the National Authority for Government Innovation (Autoridad Nacional para la I... more