Panama's economy grew 5.9 pct in the first quarter

lunes 15 de junio de 2015 17:43 GYT

PANAMA CITY, June 15 (Reuters) - Panama's economy grew 5.9 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period in 2014, driven by construction activity and the service sector, the economy ministry said on Monday.

The government predicts that the Central American economy will grow by between six and seven percent in 2015. (Reporting by Elida Moreno; Editing by Dave Graham)