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A Definitive Guide to Investing in Panama

Following up with last years release of the Offshore Banking report which, in the midst of the global banking crisis, gravitated towards Panama, Alternative Latin Investor has released an in-depth report of the of the country.

Through extensive interviews, site visits and research the report deals with the main sectors relevant to foreign investors, Real Estate, Commodities, Banking and General Business practices as well as an exclusive interview with Former Panamanian president Nicolás Ardito. With Panama being the integral point of trade and business in the Caribbean, this report provides essential insight for those interested in getting involved in the region.

The economic overview analyzes the trends and indicators affecting the outlook of the Panamanian economy. The real estate portion of the report covers where to invest, coastal developments and “insider tips” from the director of a local Real Estate firm. For those interested in commodities investing – the report highlights the prized Panamanian Geisha coffee bean as well as a complex discussion regarding Teak investment in the region. The final segment covers the details and benefits of banking in panama.    

Alternative Latin Investor Panama Report For free access to the full content of both Panama Outlook 2010 and other ALI publications, visit:

 About Alternative Latin Investor:

ALI believes in the future of the Latin American alternative investment industry, but feels there is a lack of information regarding this sector which does not allow for growth or global exposure.

Every two months ALI releases a digital magazine
  in addition supplemental in-depth reports area also released, such as the just the current Panama Outlook: 2010 as well as Offshore Banking: Latin America 2009.  Both LatAm Commercial Real Estate and Latin Hedge Funds are slated for release later this year.

Through creating a platform for industry professionals to submit articles concerning their areas of expertise, investors can benefit from the experience of alternative investment insiders. Through participation in Alternative Latin Investor industry professionals will be able to create new synergies both within the region and beyond.


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Colombia Stock Exchange seeks regional integration

Colombia’s Bolsa de Valores (BVC) is actively looking to merge with other Latin American Exchanges and has been in talks with the Lima Exchange (BVL) as well as Panama’s (BVP), according to a New York based Equity Analyst covering exchanges. “Colombia is pushing for integration and has already signed several MOUs with Lima”, the analysts says. See also pervious FiNETIK news 04.08.2008.
One problem is that while the Columbian Exchange has talked to Lima, it has not talked to Cavali, Lima’s ClearingHouse. The Lima exchange owns 30% and if an offer for the exchange does not include Cavali another party could set up an other trading system.
Source: LatinFianance, 24.04.2009

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Central America Exchanges meet to agree on comon platform; Costa Rica, El Salavador and Panama

Today, in Panama, the stock exchanges of Costa Rica (BNV), El Salvador (BVES) and Panama (BVP) started working with the aim of advancing an integration plan. During today and tomorrow, the exchanges’ managers will discuss the establishing of a common trading platform, the single order book, remote membership and the necessary legal and regulatory infrastructure.

“We are giving all our support and pressing the accelerator on this project because it is a plan that concerns us all in Central America,” said Rolando Duarte, president of the BVES. In an effort to incorporate in the process the stock market participants from the region, Duarte said that each country will hold meetings with their house brokers, to push their players closer to the remote model.

The countries are working according to schedule. It only remains to agree on and purchase the trading system. To find the best option at a global level it will be put out to tender. The details of the tender are not defined yet but it will be given to the company that can provide a platform that allows real-time connection with the three stock exchanges. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), that sponsored the first part of the process, will be asked again to support the purchase.

Duarte said that the set up of AMERCA is progressing according to schedule, and the first results of the integration will be seen in June 2009. This week’s meeting is also expected to discuss the expansion of the Panama Canal, with the idea that local markets are taken into account in the financing plan for the project.

Source: MondoVision 13.10.2008

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