Panama Growth Seen Exceeding 8.1%

Panama Growth Seen Exceeding 8.1%


In an upbeat assessment of Panama, Moody's predicts growth will this year exceed the 8.1% seen in 2006. "The country's Ba1 foreign currency government bond rating and stable outlook are supported by a dynamic service sector that has served to shield the economy from the volatility observed in other countries in the region, and by a favorable debt profile," says the agency. "The strong performance of services' exports (including tourism), domestic consumption and investment activity, in preparati

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