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  • 2017/10/19 12:06:05

    Construction of large cruise port in Panama begins

    Located on the tourist boulevard of Amador, bathed by the waters of the Pacific that gives access to the inter-oceanic route where 6% of world trade passes through, the port must be built in 24 months

    EFE

    Located on the tourist boulevard of Amador, bathed by the waters of the Pacific that gives access to the inter-oceanic route where 6% of world trade passes through, the port must be built in 24 months

  • 2017/10/17 12:59:50

    Panama Canal moved 22% more cargo during 2017

    Container ships were the most heavily loaded (143 million tons), followed by tankers, which included liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessels with liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels (105 million tons) according to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)

    EFE

    Container ships were the most heavily loaded (143 million tons), followed by tankers, which included liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessels with liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels (105 million tons) according to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)

  • 2017/10/15 13:58:27

    FAO calls for developing rural areas to slow urban migration

    The interior provinces are the ones that have lost most of their population because of emigration and rural exodus

    EFE

    The FAO warned that if rural areas of Panama are not developed, migration to the capital will continue to grow, fields will remain empty and the country's food security will be compromised

  • 2017/10/11 15:14:30

    Economic slowdown affects car sales in Panama

    The forecast of the organization is that by the end of 2017 vehicles will be sold 10% less than the previous year

    Álvaro Pulido

    The forecast of the organization is that by the end of 2017 vehicles will be sold 10% less than the previous year

2017/10/10 11:24:11
  • The expansion of the Latin American economy (which contracted 0.9% in 2016) will, however, be below the forecast of 3.6% in 2017 for the global economy the multilateral entity issued Tuesday
  • Panama will Lead Economic Growth in Latin America

    Álvaro Pulido

    The expansion of the Latin American economy (which contracted 0.9% in 2016) will, however, be below the forecast of 3.6% in 2017 for the global economy the multilateral entity issued last Tuesday

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  • With this law, Panama would become part of the group of 18 countries in the world that rate drinks containing sugar
  • 8% tax charge proposed for sugary drinks

    Ariana Ramírez

    Draft 104 was presented in the National Assembly, which proposes to charge an 8% tax on the sale of sugary drinks such as sodas, juices of unnatural fruits and energy drinks

2017/10/04 17:13:17
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  • The aviation industry in Panama generates $ 7.3 billion a year, of which $ 2.2 billion is accounted for by the revenue of air transport and $ 5.1 billion for expenses incurred by foreign tourists arriving in the country by plane, according to the same study
  • Aviation industry represents 14.8% of Panamanian GDP

    EFE

    The aviation industry in Panama generates $ 7.3 billion a year, of which $ 2.2 billion is accounted for by the revenue of air transport and $ 5.1 billion for expenses incurred by foreign tourists arriving in the country by plane, according to the same study

2017/10/03 16:51:09
  • González highlighted the unique virtues that Panama provides, like its geographical location and connectivity
  • Panama presents in Mexico investment opportunities

    Ariana Ramírez

    The International Business Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean 2017 was held in Cancún, Mexico, where Panama had the opportunity to expose the advantages of investment and trade in the country

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