The centenary of the Panama Canal has become one of the most transcendental moments in the history of this Central American country and the world at large. The 2014 anniversary celebration is slated for August 15, the historic day when the ship S.S. Ancón crossed the Canal for the first time, and it will take place a hundred years after the construction of this extraordinary work of engineering that has made it one of the main shipping lanes in the world.
According to the Agency for Promotion of Investments and Exports (Proinvex), Panama has greater potential and comparative advantages in several sectors, among them tourism for its legal security and transparency generated by an effective public administration.
Panama is one of the most dynamic emerging economies in the world. It is also a rich mine of opportunities for European companies. The ever-changing capital of Panama City is an accurate reflection of the country. Over the last five years Panama has grown annually by 10%. This small country of 3,600,000 inhabitants is among the top five best performers among world economies.