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Presidents Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and Ricardo Martinelli of Panama lead the way in boosting foreign direct investment in Latin America. (Photo: Mexican President's Office)
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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Latin America FDI: Mexico, Panama Lead Growth

While Brazil still garners most FDI, Panama leads in FDI as a percent of GDP.

BY LATINVEX STAFF

Mexico and Panama led the way in Latin American growth in foreign direct investment last year, according to a Latinvex analysis of FDI data from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Meanwhile, when measuring FDI as a percent of GDP, Panama replaced Chile as Latin America’s leader, according to Latinvex analysis of data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) .

El Salvador is the big loser both in terms of overall FDI, FDI growth and FDI as a percent of GDP.

MEXICO AND BRAZIL

Mexico led the way ...


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Keywords:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

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