Archive for the ‘Dominican Republic’ Category

Record Flow of Investment Into Dominican Republic

Courtesy of Latinometrics, an illustrated look at the investment record of the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic (DR) is the third smallest country in Latin America in terms of land mass, with just roughly 11M inhabitants. In fact, you could fit 175 DRs into Brazil’s land mass. The country has a relatively diversified export economy worth $13B in 2023, […]

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The Simple Idea Behind LatAm’s Star Economy: Dominican Republic

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on the simple idea behind LatAm’s star economy – Dominican Republic: Tourists love its white sandy beaches and turquoise seas but investors like the Dominican Republic for a different reason. The Caribbean nation of 11.4mn has been an unexpected growth star, bucking Latin America’s generally miserable performance to […]

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Catching Rays: Latin America Purchasing Billons of Dollars of Chinese Solar Panels

Courtesy of Latinometrics, a look at Latin American’s significant investment in Chinese solar panels: In the last six years, Latin America has imported $26B — or almost twice the GDP of Nicaragua — worth of solar panels from China, the world’s leader in producing and selling them.

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China’s Rapidly Growing Presence in Central America

Via The Diplomat, a look at how – in the past six years – China’s presence in the region has exploded, with worrying consequences for Central America’s governance norms: Credit: Depositphotos On August 21, Parlacen, the parliament of the six-nation Central American Integration System, voted to revoke Taiwan’s permanent observer status and admit China as an […]

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3 Lessons on Sustainable Growth from the Dominican Republic

Via the World Economic Forum, an interesting report on the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic has recorded one of the world’s strongest recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Caribbean island nation quickly achieved high rates of daily vaccine administrations, paving the way to reopening the economy. The pandemic has yielded three lessons that can serve […]

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Foreign Investment In The Dominican Republic Rises, But Guyana Displaces It In The Caribbean

Via Dominican Today, a look at how – while foreign investment in the Dominican Republic is rising – Guyana has still displaced it as an investment hub in the Caribbean: According to a recent ECLAC report, foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the Dominican Republic increased by 21% in 2021, totaling 3.1 billion dollars, the […]

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