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Martinelli forecasts 9 percent growth for Panama this year

Monday, January 3, 2011


Ricardo Martinelli, the president of Panama, estimated that his country's economy will grow by 9 percent this year, and he revealed plans for constitutional reform.
 
"Our economy grew by between 6.5 and 7 percent last year. And this year will be better," Martinelli said. "Panama will have one of the most dynamic economies of Latin America with growth of 8 to 9 percent."
 
Martinelli said that his forecast would exceed the growth of Peru and Chile, "the regional leaders".
 
Original source (in Spanish): AFP