Peru is the third country in the region with investments placed outside of its borders in 2014, after Chile and Mexico, amounting to US$4.45 billion, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac) reported. 

Economy & Trade

 The Philippines is set to engage into free trade agreement talks with Peru, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Ponciano Manalo, the country's trade undersecretary for Trade and Investment Promotions Group, said the Trade Department will continue to proactively work out more free trade agreements with trading partners in the next two to three years.



Like many countries in Latin America, growth in Peru slowed markedly in 2014, but is expected to recover this year, supported by strong policy responses, the IMF said in its annual report on the Peruvian economy.



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Peru hosted three of the five largest corporate acquisitions in Latin America in 2014, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said its latest report "Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean".



The first half of the fishing season saw an over 25% increase, since anchovy catch has exceeded the 2 million tonnes, the Ministry of Production announced.



Peru's Sacha Inchi was included in Turkey's list of products suitable for human consumption, Peru's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism (Mincetur) Magali Silva confirmed.
Such an achievement occurred during the third negotiation round for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) conducted between the two countries in Ankara in early May.


"Thanks to the efforts of exporting companies and their partners during the last 15 years, Peru has become the world's second largest avocado exporter with 165,000 tonnes last year," said James Bosworth, president of the International Avocado Association and the Association of Producers and Exporters of Hass Avocados of Peru, ProHass.
 This strong growth registered by Peru in recent years earned it the privilege to be chosen as host for the 8th World Avocado Congress, which is to be held from 13 to 18 September. The event, organised by ProHass, is considered the most important for the Hass avocado industry worldwide.

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Public Health

The Peruvian Social Health Insurance Institution (EsSalud) submitted 25 hospital investment projects worth more than S/.3 billion (around US$950 million) to the Congress' Labor Commission in order to strengthen and increase health services to benefit nearly 11 million insurance holders across the country.

The Directorate of the Intercultural Bilingual Education's budget, aimed at the recovery and preservation of 47 indigenous languages spoken in Peru, has increased by 30 times reaching a S/.100 million (about US$33 million) investment. 

Digital Landscape


Digital media advertising will grow by 100% in the next 5 years, in contrast traditional media advertising is expected to decrease by 25%, social media business consulting company Findasense estimated.

The Peruvian government has signed contracts to finance regional broadband development projects in four areas, namely Apurimac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Lambayeque. In total, the four programmes cover the deployment of fibre-optic infrastructure to 1,344 villages, connecting 1,607 schools, 812 health centres, 97 police stations and 93 other public entities and benefiting around 750,000 Peruvians.


Peru is home to about 25,000 species of plant-about a third of which are found nowhere else on the planet.



When North Americans think about the prehistory of ancient South America, the Inca civilization immediately comes to mind - then we don't go any further. That's because the Inca of Peru was the pre-Columbian civilization dominant at the time of the Spanish arrival in the 16th century, and is thus the one we know most about. When Pizarro landed in 1532, the Incan empire stretched more than 3,000 miles from Columbia in the north to Argentina in the south, with marvelous stone cities connected by thousands of miles of roads. But what's surprising to most is the Inca represented only the last 200 years or so of a deep archaeological past stretching back nearly 5,000 years.


The Peru Moda and Peru Gift Show 2015 international fairs were inaugurated on Wednesday, Peru's Export and Tourism Board (Promperu) confirmed.


Hatunpa, Quechua for "big potato", is daring and innovative when it comes to mixing traditional Peruvian plates with potatoes as the base. Imagine, rocoto relleno, transformed and delicately served on top a rainbow of sliced potatoes. Not quite your taste? Hatunpa is a restaurant for the most rebellious palates.

César Torres, a Peruvian native, found himself inspired by potatos after living in Germany and England for two years and returning home to the sacred cradle of the nutritious and enduring tuberous crop.


Known as one of the wonders of the ancient world, the citadel at Machu Picchu is the jewel of Peruvian tourism, but now authorities are seeking to diversify the historic and nature site's offerings in the Cuzco region, which was the capital district of the Inca Empire.

Peru Travel Mart is the most important event on Peru's tourism industry calendar. 164 international buyers from over 20 countries across Europe, North and South America and Asia Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand) as well as 113 exhibitors from around Peru attended the event, a 24% increase on 2014 figures.


Experts on strategic communications management from different countries will take part in the VIII World Summit of Political Communication, to be held on December 2-4, organizers informed.

Martin Belaunde Lossio, a prominent Peruvian businessman who was said to have escaped from house arrest in Bolivia pending extradition back to Peru on corruption charges contacted the media to say he was kidnapped from his place of confinement in La Paz, but managed to get away from his captors.