Latest articles from Dominican Republic

A foreign magnet

September 3, 2007

The republic’s open inward investment programme has attracted huge FDI inflows into tourism, telecoms, mining and manufacturing in free trade zones. Jules Stewart explains.

Back in the black

September 3, 2007

Following the gradual restoration of public and international confidence in the financial sector, the country’s banking system is experiencing strong growth, characterised by diversification and modernisation. Jules Stewart reports.

Poll star

September 3, 2007

Incumbent president Leonel Fernández is the clear favourite to win next year’s election, but his prospects will suffer if a US downturn and higher oil prices hit the economy. Monica Campbell reports.

Recovery ripples

September 3, 2007

The republic’s finance minister, Vicente Bengoa, talks to The Banker about economic strategy.

Optimism for a winning formula

September 3, 2007

Leonel Fernández, president of the Dominican Republic, talks to Jules Stewart about the government’s activities to improve the lives of citizens.

Crucial connections

February 5, 2007

The Dominican Republic’s infrastructure is a mixture of shining success and some failures that need to be addressed by the government, writes
John McCarthy.

Trade transition

February 5, 2007

Free zones, a gleaming new Cyberpark and the prospective potential of DR-CAFTA combine to create a competitive environment that is attracting international investors and public sector funding.

Ready for new era of trade

February 5, 2007

Industry and commerce minister Francisco Javier García Fernández and his director of foreign trade Vilma Arbaje de Contreras talk to The Banker about the Dominican Republic’s prospects under DR-CAFTA.

Membership with privileges

February 5, 2007

Finance minister Vicente Bengoa explains how DR-CAFTA’s system of tax-free exports to the US should help the country survive Chinese textile competition.

Potential to tap

February 5, 2007

Dominican banks have been strong in the corporate sector but are still striving for the custom of a largely unbanked population, a vast number of microbusinesses and a share of the buzzing remittances market.John McCarthy reports.

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