Panama's economy strengthens in September
Panama's economy accelerated in September, as strength in the mining and construction sectors made up for slow traffic through the canal and ports.
Economic activity rose 8 percent in September compared to the same month last year, the government statistics agency said.
The finance ministry projects the $33-billion economy will grow 8.5 percent this year, down from the double digit growth Panama has achieved in four of the past six years.
Source: Mining Weekly