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February 18, 2020

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ECONOMY

Financial services forum to be held Mar. 18-19 in San Juan

Financial services and insurance will lead the conversation in the 2020 Financial Services Forum to be held in San Juan, on Mar. 18-19 at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. The two-day conference will feature local and international speakers, and will focus on the benefits of the island as a destination for business, covering Puerto Rico’s international financial services sector and the latest developments in banking, insurance and specialty financial services, organizers announced. The conference, sponsored and presented by the Puerto Rico International Insurers Association (PRIIA) and P

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Pep Boys expands P.R. footprint after parent co. buys Tecnicentros Mundial

Icahn Automotive, an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, which owns and operates Pep Boys, has completed its acquisition of Tecnicentros Mundial, a six-location automotive service chain in Puerto Rico.

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Sojitz de P.R. building $4M dealership in Plaza Las Américas to launch Genesis

Sojitz de Puerto Rico, parent company in charge of its distribution in Puerto Rico, announced the launch of its luxury car brand Genesis. The introduction to the local market is coupled with the

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P.R.’s new car sales drop 1.2% Y-O-Y in ’19, with 106,606 sold

Puerto Rico’s new car sales took a slight hit in 2019, when 106,606 units were sold, representing a 1.2% year-over-year drop when compared to the 107,941 vehicles sold in 2018, the United Automobil

ENVIRONMENT

Solar power producer Sonnedix closes $15M financing in P.R.

Sonnedix, a global independent solar power producer, announced the completion of a non-recourse financing of solar photovoltaic plants in Puerto Rico, at a value of $15 million. City National Bank, Florida’s third-largest bank, acted as lender, the company said. Sonnedix started operations in Puerto Rico in 2015, where it currently has two operational solar PV plants with a combined capacity of 73MW and more than 50MW of solar power capacity under development on the island. “The financing further demonstrates our long-term commitment to, and confidence in, Puerto Rico — through the provision of reliable, renewable