Monday, September 15, 2008

News Line: Peru

1) Peru, Singapore to become hubs of Asia Pacific Regions, says Giampietri

Lima, Sep. 11 (ANDINA).- Peru and Singapore, considered an important economy in Asia, are about to become the most important hubs in the Asia Pacific Region, which will allow foreign investments access to this region and vice versa, noted the President of the Extraordinary High Level Commission APEC 2008 (CEAN) Luis Giampietri, who said both countries are in a privileged geographical position and have a perfect port and airport infrastructure to facilitate businesses.....

Luis Giampietri - Vice President of the Republic of Peru

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2) ChinaTel Group to bis for wireless 2.5gHz spectrum licenses in Peru

Lima, Sep. 14 (ANDINA).-
ChinaTel Group, a business entity seeking to acquire and operate WiMAX networks in key markets throughout the world, plans to participate in an upcoming auction to bid for wireless 2.5GHz spectrum licensing for Peru...
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3) Canadian and Australian investors explore business opportunities in Amazonas, Peru
Amazonas, Sep. 14 (ANDINA).- A group of business people from Canada and Australia has visited the Peruvian department of Amazonas to explore various investment opportunities and tour the several local tourist attractions....

Canadian ambassador Geneviéve des Riviéres and the Australian consul were pleased by the warm welcome they have received from local residents and businesses.

The delegation flew over the Pongo de Manseriche, located in the Condorcanqui province, to observe the potential of this watershed as well as appreciated the magnificent Gocta Waterfall, the third highest in the world.

They also visited on Sunday the Kuélap Fortress, which is the most extensive monument of the Peruvian ancestral past.....

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4) Analysts predict British Direct Investment in Peru likely to surpass 2007 record of $2.9 billion

Lima, Sep. 14 (ANDINA).- British direct investment in Peru would increase this year, surpassing 2007's record $2.9 billion, the third largest foreign investment in the country last year, said the British Ambassador to Peru, Catherine Nettleton.......

"In December last year, the major foreign investors in Peru were Spain with 3.7 billion dollars (23.25 pct), the United States with 2.9 billion (18.54 pct) and the United Kingdom with 2,9 million (18.14 pct)", she detailed......

Among British companies operating in Peru are HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Royal of Scotland, SAB Miller, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Monterrico Metals, BHP Billiton, Xtrata, Minera IRL and Menzies Aviation.

Other companies are Orient Express, Emissions Trading, Icecap, Ecosecurities, Unilever, British American Tobacco, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Willis Insurance, PWS, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, WPP, Cadbury Schweppes, CSM Logistics, Gold Oil, Pan Andean Resources and Shell......

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5) Korea interested to explore possible investments in development related projects

Bagua Grande, Sep. 14 (ANDINA).- The director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) in Peru, Woo Chae-Suk will visit this Tuesday the northern city of Bagua Grande in the Utcubamba province (Amazonas) to assess and explore a variety of business opportunities in the area.

"Koica volunteer program coordinator, Kweon Ok Hee, will accompany Chae Suk on his visit in which they will get to know the economic, social, educational, agricultural, health and environmental situation of local residents," Amazonas municipal representative Edwin Hidalgo Ocampo announced today.

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