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Panama and the ATP gain market ground in Europe

The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) was present in the International Tourism Fair Vakantiebeurs in the Netherlands and in Madrid’s big tourism fair, Fitur 2010. In The Netherlands, more than 1,000 people were attracted to Panam...

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Panama's economy grew 2.4% despite global economic turmoil

Panama's government announced this month that Panama's GDP grew 2.4% in 2009. This growth came despite one of the worst global economic turmoil since the Great Depression of the thirties. Panama's economy was very strong before it happ...

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Panama Tourism Authority closes important deal with Globalia

Air Europa will provide four non-stop flights between Madrid and Panama City before the end of the year and massive promotion of Panama will begin in Europe. The Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) has signed an agreement with Air Europa th...

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First Metro Route Established: From Albrook to Los Andes

The route for the new metro that will serve Panama City was revealed recently by the Metro Secretary, Robert Roy. The route proposed for "Line 1" is 14 kilometers long and has 16 stations. It will run from the National Bus Te...

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How to Lower your Property Taxes

If you have purchased real estate in Panama, or are planning on doing so the following may significantly lower your property taxesLaw 21 of the fifteenth of April of 2008 establishes extensions to the tax exonerations set forth by Law ...

Real Estate

A Plan to Unlock Prosperity

Ten years ago this month Panama took possession of the canal that bears its name. It has high hopes for a $5.25 billion expansion of the waterwayCAPTAIN HARIDAS PILLAY looks down anxiously from the bridge. He brings his ship through he...

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New Property Tax Law in Panama

A new tax law has been recently approved and it has been put in force. Many changes have been made to the tax law that still need to be reviewed, but here we list the most important ones concerning real estate properties. The mai...

Real Estate

Panama Survived the Crisis

The economy and the global financial system were pushed to the brink a year ago. The world entered in what has been called as "the worst crisis of the past 70 years". The major industrial economies contracted, production and ...

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Venezuelan Entrepreneurs will be able to Develop their Business in Panama

Despite the current global financial crisis and the fear generated by the entrepreneurs, investing in new businesses is seen as a hopeful atmosphere in Panama, a country that has shown in the last three years an economic growth between...

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Amador Heights Project offers free round trip tickets to Panama

The Amador Heights Building is located in a very attractive sector, within walking distance of the scenic, palm-lined Amador Causeway which forms the Southern entrance to the Panama Canal. The causeway stretches for approximately 5 km ...

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