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South Korea voices interest in Panama mining with reforms to attract foreign firms

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


South Korea has expressed interest in boosting investment in Panama, especially in mining projects, following reforms there. A statement by President Ricardo Martinelli said South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak expressed interest in natural resources projects in a recent conversation.

The reforms enacted in Panama, which have drawn protests from environmentalists, labor leaders and others, make it easier for foreign companies to invest in mining.

Original source: AFP