Tourism in the Galapagos Islands increased by 6% in 2014

According to a report by the Galapagos National Park (GNP), 215 691 tourists visited the Galapagos Islands during 2014. 70% of this total were foreign (149 997), of which the Americans were the ones who most visited the archipelago, followed by tourists coming from the United...

Growth figure in Ecuador fell at 3.8% in 2014

Ecuador’s economy would have grown around 3.8% in 2014, below the government’s target, which could also revise downwards its forecast for this 2015 due to falling oil prices, said Minister of Economic Policy Patricio Rivera. The authorities had expected a growth of...

Assembly is ready to conclude the 15 pending laws of 2014

The Assembly returns this March 5 from its first annual recess and the majority bloc of the Alianza PAIS (AP) party expects to process in the remainder of the year fifteen laws that were left pending in 2014 with an approval schedule that will be defined in these days. Among the...

Petroamazonas highlights increase in its production

Petroamazonas EP said this Thursday in a statement the increase of 10.5% of its production in 2014, that reached a daily average of 361,072 barrels of oil compared to 326,596 barrels in 2013. The result is due to an enhanced training of the technical staff of the company, said...

8 of the 23 scheduled laws were approved in 2014

Eight of the 23 laws Alianza PAIS (AP) established in its calendar for 2014 were approved by the Assembly that year, in addition to other not planned as the Law on Production Incentives and Tax Fraud Prevention. The laws of Equality Councils, Corporate Sector and Capital Markets,...

International Oil closed at $ 54.12 in late 2014

The WTI Crude, reference to  the Ecuadorian crude, closed at a price of $ 54.12 in December 30 of 2014, said the international news agency Efe. The figure shows a recovery from the losses that had been accumulating in recent months. The numbers reflect an increase of 0.95%....

Ecuador received 15 million tourists in 2014

According to the Ministry of Tourism, about 1.5 million foreigners, mainly Colombians, Americans and Peruvians, visited Ecuador in 2014, registering a new record, as stated. The provision of 1.5 million foreign tourists was surpassed on Monday, until the accounting of 241 other...

Latin America will discuss on the labor innovation in a summit

The Ministers of Labour of Latin America will analyze in Cancun, Mexico, on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 of November the challenges and prospects of the region labour market, as part of the preliminary work to the Cumbre Iberoamericana (Latin America Summit for its Englis...