Category Archives: Panama

Central America, Forgotten Stepchild

2013.02.20.Central America forgotten stepchildThe reality is that the world evolves in large part on the basis of relativity. And the thing about Central America is that it’s so overlooked that even when there’s nothing new to say, it’s still worth reminding ourselves what’s there since it’s so rarely the object of focus.

In fact, it’s so out of focus that I listened to this Business Monitor International podcast back in December when it was first released and didn’t think twice of it until seeing this very bullish take the other day on investing in Central America from MoneyWeek. The headline should give you an idea of where we’re going here:


Since BMI came first, let’s review that. Here’s what I didn’t necessarily learn, but am happy to be reminded of: Continue reading

The next generation of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Panama, Italy and Israel

eFinancialNews has always had erratic paywall access and I’m not even sure how I’m able to see this right now, but I definitely want it on file, so I’m reposting the entire article here for future reference:

The next generation of SWFs: Panama, Italy and Israel
Sarah Krouse
07 Jun 2012

Sovereign wealth funds have become an increasing force in the world of global investing – with the value of funds topping $5 trillion at the end of April.

• Panama

A plan for the Savings Fund of Panama, a sovereign wealth fund that captures excess revenue from the 82km Panama Canal, has been approved by the state’s Cabinet Council and now sits with Congress. Continue reading