In the first quarter of the year the value of fish exported was $5.1 million, 40% less than in the same period in 2015.
Fisheries sector entrepreneurs confirmed that the decline also occurred in production, but they are relying a reversal of the figures and achieving better results in the year, because in April , "... scale fishing began to show signs of recovery and we hope that in the rest of the year, with expectations of rainfall, production will normalize' "said Armando Segura, president of the Chamber of Fisheries of Nicaragua to Elnuevodiario.com.ni .
Mining companies anticipate good results for 2016, not only because of the expected improvement in international prices but also due to the dynamism of local construction.
Non-metallic mining is the category, in the view of representatives of the sector, which achieved the best performance this year because of the construction boom in the country, which is demanding ever more limestone, sand and other essential materials used for building.
The funds provided by the entity will be used for studies needed to determine the characteristics of the area, the exact location and cost of building the infrastructure, as well as any possible environmental impact on the coast of Bluefields.
The company Cogeneración Green Power S.A., owner of the electrical cogeneration project in Ingenio Montelimar, today inaugurated a modern plant, with the aim of increasing production of energy and sugar within the mill. The project has an installed capacity of 38 MW, approximately five percent of domestic demand, and represents an investment of US $76 million.
Starting April 21, 6 nicaraguan banks will include among its services online money transfers.
The six banks are part of the ACH Unired network, an entity authorized by the Central Bank of Nicaragua to operate in the country. Some banks offer no-cost transfers, while others charge transaction fees ranging between $5 and $20.
According to the nicaraguan regulator, the increasing amount of regulation and anti-money laundering controls that the US banks are subject to, has led some of them to remove their correspondent agencies from the country.
The president of the Association of Private Banks in Nicaragua (Asobanp), Juan Carlos Arguello, said in an article on Laprensa.com.ni that "... some banks in the United States and Europe have reduced the number of banking correspondents as part of changes in their strategies worldwide, which are largely due to new regulatory requirements. "
It has been announced that using funds from the Inter-American Development Bank a tender will be launched for a plan to improve and streamline cross-border trade in the region.
The goal is to design and implement a system to improve and expedite the transit of goods between the Central American countries which currently face several obstacles affecting competitiveness, such as customs delays and duplication of procedures.
Calsa Group has started earthworks in order to build in an area of seven hectares a shopping center, whose entry into operation is scheduled for September 2017.
Calsa Group's president Cesar Augusto Lacayo, told Laprensa.com.ni that "... the estimated investment is between $25 million and $30 million, and the center will include commercial spaces, restaurants and cinemas.
On August 16 and 17 industry representatives from around the globe will be taking part in business conferences and lectures on the role of mineral resources and the impact of the activity on the economy.
The II International Mining Congress is being organized by the Mining Chamber of Nicaragua and will be held on August 16 and 17 in Managua.
Between January and March $382 million in securities transactions were traded, 45% more than the amount recorded in the same period in 2015.
Data from the National Stock Exchange indicates that in March alone the volume traded by the five exchanges approved in the stock exchange system amounted to $94 million, an increase of 136% over the same month of 2015.
The dairy sector in Nicaragua has denounced the imposition of non-tariff barriers by Honduras, whose health authorities have delayed the renewal of certificates for nicaraguan plants.
It has been estimated that 750,000 liters of milk per month have ceased to be exported to Honduras since November 2015, because the National Agricultural Health Service has not renewed certification of dairy plants in Nicaragua. This was stated to Elnuevodiario.com.ni by Alfredo Lacayo, executive director of Centrolac. Lacayo added that this situation is affecting not only the industrial dairy sector but also farmers.
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