Panama

In-depth country-focused analysis on Panama's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Panama's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Panama, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Panama's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Panama before your competitors.

Panama Industry Coverage (8)

Agribusiness

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BMI View:   The region is still struggling with disease outbreaks in the coffee sector in 2013/14. We believe the region will continue to suffer as low global coffee prices limit investment...

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Freight Transport

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We are revising down our 2014 real GDP growth forecast for Panama from 7.1% to 6.5%, on the back of a weaker outlook for fixed investment in the coming months. Most recent economic activity data have...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: There is a wide divergence of performance and opportunities across the various construction industry markets in Central America. With comparatively low levels of risk, we expect Panama...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Collectively, the six insurance markets of Central America represent a medium-sized, and quite rapidly growing, market opportunity. The insurers themselves, and their corporate clients...

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Mining

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BMI View: We expect uneven mining sector growth through 2018 across various countries within Ce ntral America and the Caribbean. The region has significant untapped mineral potential, though...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Panama and Costa Rica will continue to outperform in compar ison with other Central American countries, namely El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Belize . I...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Guatemala and Costa Rica stand out in our Risk/Reward scores for the Q314 as being the two most attractive countries in the Central America region. Both took further steps forward to...

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Water

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BMI View: The Panamanian government is dedicated to improving the quality of its hydrological resources and its water supply and sanitation services, as well as promoting a more egalitarian...

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