Bolivia Economic Growth Seen at 5.5% in 2013, Patria Nueva Says

The Bolivian government expects the Andean nation’s economy to expand 5.5 percent next year, state radio Patria Nueva reported, citing Finance Minister Luis Arce.

Arce said 2012 growth will reach about 5 percent, according to Patria Nueva.

In October, Bolivia returned to the international bond market for the first time since the 1920s, selling $500 million of 10- year debt.

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