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Diplomat William Turton discusses business & investment opportunities in Guatemala

For our latest Industry Expert Q&A, Douwe Westerveld had the pleasure to connect with William Turton Furlan, commercial counselor at the Embassy of Guatemala in the Netherlands, who spoke about business and investment opportunities in the Central American country. For anyone considering doing business in Guatemala, his insights could be of great interest. William studied …

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Why did foreign investment in Guatemala spike in 2021?

In 2021, foreign direct investment (FDI) into Guatemala hit record levels, after the country saw the lowest levels of FDI in a decade the previous year. But what made foreign investment in Guatemala spike so radically in 2021? Guatemala is Central America’s largest economy by gross domestic product (GDP), as well as one of the …

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Nearshoring: IDB Funding Company Relocations to LatAm

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is offering to cover the costs of companies moving operations from Asia to Latin America – a trend known as “nearshoring” that has become increasingly popular over recent years. With operating costs in China rising, a growing number of companies have been seeking to relocate to Latin America to be …

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Honduras Challenging ‘Big 5’ of Coffee Producing Countries

Increased Honduras coffee harvests over recent years have led the Central American nation to challenge the established ‘big five’ of coffee producing countries, made up of Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia. Brazil stands head and shoulders ahead of all other producers, generating an average of more than 73 million sacks of coffee per year …

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