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Panama’s Economy Will Grow 7.5% This Year, Finance Minister Says

Panama’s economy will grow 7.5 percent this year led by mining and construction, Finance Minister Frank De Lima said.

Economic growth for 2011 was 10.6 percent, the fastest in Latin America, De Lima said on a conference call with reporters today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eric Sabo in Panama City at esabo1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at jgoodman19@bloomberg.net.

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