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Investing in Panama for the Future, With Current Returns

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Investing in Panama is a subject often talked about within the international business community, especially for those in Latin America and the Caribbean. Panama has a versatile, diverse business community with investment options that run the gamut as far as industry, volume, type, and returns. One thing almost all investments in Panama have in common, however, is the future. Panama has had a unique economic situation since the transfer of the Panama Canal back in 2000, and more specifically, an economic surge over the last ten years. When the global economy was sinking (mostly) in 2008/2009, Panama was growing. Why? Well, it’s complicated.
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Panama: A relocation checklist for newcomers

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Planning on relocating to Panama for work or retirement? There’s a lot to consider, and it can be overwhelming to any newcomer. Before you move, it’s important to get all your ducks in a row, so to speak, to better prepare yourself. To help you out and get started, here’s what we recommend.
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Major World Bank Project to Help Panama’s Indigenous

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Panama is a country with a diverse and complicated history when it comes to its indigenous. There are approximately half a million indigenous in Panama, making up around 12% of the total population, split into eight tribes (Embera, Kuna, Ngobe-Bugle, Guayami, Bokota, Talamanca, Teribe, and Wounaan). Despite making up over 10% of the total population, Panama’s indigenous suffer the most poverty per capita of any demographic in the country, and that makes it hard for many of them to live a quality life. For centuries, political and cultural clashes between the indigenous and the government have made progress hard, but things are slowly changing, and are about to get a big leg up from the World Bank.
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A Panama Renaissance in Casco Viejo

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Panama’s historic “old city”, known as Casco Viejo or Casco Antiguo by some, is going through an incredible renaissance these days. It’s the #1 most visited area of the country tourism wise, it’s home to many of Panama’s best restuarants and bars, it has walkable small beaches, plazas, parks, and is where the seat of government resides in the nation. It’s grown, once again, into the cultural and entertainment center of Panama City. But it wasn’t always this way. Casco Viejo has gone through many layers of change over the past few decades. In fact, it’s gone through this time and time again over the past few centuries. Right now, the neighborhood is in full-on boom mode, and more importantly, a cultural renaissance.
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Buying Real Estate in Panama

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Have you been considering buying real estate in Panama as an investment, or as your next home? Real estate in Panama is quite popular for international buyers, with a growing market in both new and old properties, and long-term rental potential all over the country. Real estate in Panama is diverse, dynamic, and can truly fit any budget, as long as you know where to look, (and more importantly) what you’re looking for. The hardest part for most people when it comes to buying Panama real estate is getting the whole process started. How do you find the properties? How do you get info on the local market? Most importantly, how do you know if what you’re getting is worth it? Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for!
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Investing in Panama: Where you should put your money in 2018

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It’s a new year, and that means lots of investing and financial planning for many people and businesses all over the world. Panama is heading into a big year as far as economic potential and growth, with plenty of great ways to invest your money in a variety of industries and markets. If you’ve invested in Panama already, now’s a great time to diversify and expand. If you are thinking about investing in Panama, here are some of the areas you should look into to get started, and have the upper hand as we lead into another financial year.
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The Key to Investing in Panama: Diversify!

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Have you been thinking about investing in Panama? Are you doing your due diligence right now to see if it’s right for you. If either of these are the case, you’ll have lots to consider before diving into the market, and many opportunities to weigh and consider. Panama has an incredibly diverse market, with investment potential in not just the services industry, but also in commodities, real estate, logistics, and even crypto-currencies. If you’re from outside of Panama, you may want to be a bit conservative with your initial investments. That’s OK, and completely within reason and understanding as a foreigner/outsider to the market. However, even if your investments are small, the best way to get a stable, good return is to diversify. Here’s why.
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5 Ways Your Life Will Change in Panama

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Moving to Panama is a choice that many people make for many reasons, however there’s one that connects them all: change. Whether it’s retiring in Panama, working in Panama, becoming a digital nomad in Panama, or just taking time to live in a different culture, your life will change in Panama (mostly for the better). It’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone, exploring the wonders of Panama, and improving your life in a truly unique way. Here are our 5 ways we think your life will change in Panama. Continue reading »

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Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Builds New Relationship With China

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In a move that was shocking to some, and expected by many, Panama officially opened diplomatic relations with China this week, effectively ending more than a half century of partnership with Taiwan. The move comes as Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela looks to boost the country’s economy through stronger trade and manufacturing partnerships, with China as the golden goose. Varela and his government made it a point to stress that they are fully on board with China’s political policy regarding Taiwan, a move that shocked and angered both Panama’s Taiwanese community as well as many in Taiwan itself. In a statement made during a press conference involving both China and Panama, Varela stated:

“The Government of the Republic of Panama recognizes that there is only one China in the world, the Government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing all of China, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory,” Continue reading »

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Buying Property in Panama: What you need to look for

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If you’re planning on moving to Panama or investing in Panama, you’ve most likely considered buying property in Panama. The Panama real estate market has been one of the region’s hottest over the past ten years, and for good reason. Panama is ideal for real estate investment, whether you’re full-time, part-time, or just want to make a financial commitment. There are properties of all types and all prices, with new construction booming in pretty much every sector. Buying property in Panama, like anywhere else, does require a bit of research, however. You don’t want to rush your decision or make a bad choice that will cost you time and money. Here’s some valuable info that will help get you started. Continue reading »

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