About Panama

Getting a Screaming Deal in Panama

Keys to Buying Property in Emerging Markets Many people who invest in real estate in foreign countries are not smart about how they do it. They may search on the Internet for something that looks pretty, go and spend a few days in a l...

Real Estate

Panama ranked as the third happiest country in America

In a recent Gallup survey based on in-person and phone surveys in 155 countries on their inhabitants’ well-being, Panama was ranked number three in the Americas. Costa Rica and Canada took the first and second...

Living & Investing

Panama's economy grew 4.9% in the first quarter of 2010

The National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) recently published an economic growth in Panama of 4.9% in the first quarter of 2010. The INEC attributes this strong growth to activities related to the domestic economy such as m...

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Tourism up 6.3% in the first five months of 2010

Tourism figures for the month of May indicate an increase in tourist arrivals to the country by 20.7 %. The Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) reports that the industry has grown at 6.3% during the first five months of 2010. During May, co...

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Moody's upgrades Panama to investment grade

Moody's Investors Service recently upgraded Panama's sovereign ratings to investment grade of Baa3 from Ba1 on a significant improvement in the country's fiscal and debt positions. "The anticipated positive impact of fiscal policy...

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Insurance for tourists

The National Assembly approved a measure to offer insurance to all tourists who enter Panama through Tocumen International Airport. The new law will provide tourists with up to $20,000 of coverage during the first 30 days of stay in th...

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A Report On The Current Condition Of The Panama Economy

During the course of the recent global economic crisis, there have been many countries facing difficult economic challenges. Some countries, however, have managed to weather the storm. A close look at the Panama economy reveals a count...

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The Panama Canal Expansion

Built in the 1800s, the Panama Canal is a ship canal constructed to improve maritime trade. It bridges the Pacific and Atlantic oceans in order to shorten the distance cargo ships need travel. While this is typically a good thing for b...

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Census 2010

The National Census of Panama will be held on Sunday May 16, 2010 from 12:01 am 12:00 midnight. It is strictly forbidden to leave your home that day until you are registered by the officials.Please note that the census also includes fo...

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Panama: a look at the present and beyond

Panama is a small country consisting of an area equal to almost half the size of the state of Florida. Its population is the smallest of all Spanish-speaking Latin American countries at just over 3.3 million, but despite its small size...

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