Twenty-four people from the gulfs of Montijo and Chiriquí attended a seminar for tour guides in southern Veraguas.
  • Played at the Panama Golf Club from February 21-24, featuring 145 prestigious international golfers.
  • Prize money amounts to U.S. $600,000.00 for this year's Panama Claro Championship 2013.
A book that recounts the chronicles, travels and activities of Vasco Núñez de Balboa will be launched in Panama, as part of the celebratory activities of the V Centenary of the Discovery of the Pacific Ocean.

In 2006, HSBC paid $770 million to acquire operations of Banistmo in the country and Central America.

The sale of HSBC Panama operations had been decided in May 2011, as part of a strategy proposed by the holding company to focus on its biggest markets in Latin America, which are Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, reported the legal representative and general manager in Panama, Guillermo Savignano, in a statement notifying the take-over by the Panama Superintendency of Securities.

The Government of Mexico, presided over by Enrique Peña Nieto, donated $5 million dollars to Panama and Costa Rica to conduct feasibility studies for a bridge over the Sixaola River.