Doing Business in Curacao Essay

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Preface
With the recent advances in technology our world has become one interlinked group of nations. Curaçao, being a small part of our globe offers many opportunities for multinational investors. This guide was prepared to better acquaint potential investors with the business climate in Curaçao. The information contained in the following pages was comprised through the mutual efforts of many people in vital sectors of the economy. Their effort in making this guide as concise as possible is appreciated. The guide is not intended to be all encompassing, yet it serves as a good reference to the Curaçao business environment. If further information should be required, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to the
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Curaçao Government budget balance, million USD

0,4 127.893 2.249 0.7 17.466 49,056 9,056 15.6 591 (748) 370 217,963 319,244 220 3,29 p/h (51)

2,1 130.191 2.305 0.5 17.398 52,138 9,274 15.1 642 (732) 318 221,395 278,169 197 3,29 p/h (45)

1,4 132.207 2341 0 17,713 51,474 9,624 16.0 680 (814) 373 223,395 227,534 162 3,29 p/h (77)

3,4 135.474 2.421 0 17,871 51,343 11,400 18.2 842 (696) 277 222,080 278,357 204 3,41 p/h n.a.

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17. Central Government budget balance, million USD 18. Registered local companies 19. Registered international companies

(72) 14.405 18.147

(93) 15.217 17.224

(117) 15.693 16.135

n.a. 16.114 15.444

Sources: Central Bureau of Statistics (1-8), Curaçao Chamber of Commerce (3-5, 16-17), Central Bank of The Netherlands Antilles (9-11, 16), Curaçao Tourism Board (12-14), Curaçao Port Authority (13-14), Directorate of Labour (15).

Labor1
Population Labor Force As per January 2006 the total population was 135.474. Of this population, a total of 51.343 comprised the labor force. The official language is Dutch, while English, Spanish and Papiamentu are widely spoken. The level of the education system is high, with a university where students can major in law, business administration and engineering. For 2005 the unemployment rate was 18,2 %.
2003 588 4098 761 3729 9671 3772 3373 3360 4684 4929 1991 4413 4047 2661 63 52138 2004 2005(1 520 404 3898 3583 712 612 3515 3429 9688 9719 3971 4046 3192 3296 3549 3673

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