Loans in Panama reach $36.4 billion
Panama saw a 12.7 percent growth in bank loans from January to August this year, compared with the same period a year before.
The figure represents $36.3 billion, compared with $32.2 billion in the same period in 2012.
The private sector accounted for most of the loans, with $34.7 billion, according to data from the country's bank authority.
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