Seeking to boost economic improvement in the central provinces and to establish new ties with foreign countries, the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE), through its Tourism Commission, announced yesterday that it will be holding the 17th Tourism Forum-FOTUR 13, themed 'Tourism: Realities and Challenges in the Province', from April 26 to 28 in the Azuero International Fair auditorium.

Today is the opening day of the international multi-sector fair, Expocomer 2013, which convenes 35 countries at the Atlapa Convention Center.
Traveling long distances and being far from his family have not kept the Spaniard Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo from competing in Panama's ATP Challenger Tour.
As part of its modernization process and after a million-dollar investment, the Panamanian state bank has incorporated online banking in its portfolio of services. Starting today, the National Bank of Panama (Banconal) is launching its online banking platform. Similarly, the Savings Bank announced yesterday that as of May 1st its new web-based platform and the new Online Savings will begin operating.
Lights, camera, action! Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) is an extreme sport gaining more popularity in Panama, especially in the countryside.