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LatinNews Daily - 04 July 2018

In brief: El Salvador

El Salvador: El Salvador’s central bank (BCR) has released figures which show that foreign direct investment in the first quarter of 2018 was US$238.8m, up 42% on the same period in 2017. The industrial sector is the main recipient of FDI, accounting for US$147.2m – up 39.5% on the same period in 2017. The BCR also highlighted the importance of the energy sector for FDI which accounted for US$42.3m of the total received. As regards sources of FDI, the US was the main source, accounting for US$85.8m followed by the European Union (EU) (US$47.3m).