If the Ecuadorian economy requires more dollars, foreign investment is still not a solution. At least, it was not in the first quarter of the year, when the country received 175.8 million dollars, 12 million less than a year ago and 8 million less than in 2015. These figures are still far from the level of investment in neighboring countries.
The curious thing about this first quarter is that besides foreign direct investment fell by 6%, the main country of origin of these capitals were the Cayman Islands. And in fact, 43.2% of the foreign flow received in the country came from countries or territories considered as tax havens by the Internal Revenue Service.