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Panama registers a growth in Panama Canal, ports and banking sector

Income indicators in Panama Canal, ports an banking sector register a growth in the period from January to July 2017 in comparison to the same period 2016. The Panama Canal recorded an increase in toll revenue for 19.7%, while an increase of 25.1% in tons transported was recorded in the first 7 month of the year. There is also an increase of 12.5% in the movement of containers with 3.98 million of containers transported from January to July 2017.

On the other hand the banking sector increased the balance of the loan portfolio of 2.0% until July 2017, the internal credit increased of 7.8%, and however a decrease of 14.3% in foreign credits was registered during the months from January to July 2017.

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