Panama : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

January 6, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper for Panama reports that the administration is developing a strategy to enhance growth and competitiveness in the Panamanian economy. Corruption is perceived as a widespread phenomenon that has affected both private and public sectors in Panama at various levels of decision making. Even though Panama currently attracts substantial foreign direct investment, corruption may prove an obstacle to a medium-term growth strategy based on foreign investment. One important component of Panama's medium-term strategy is the prospect of a free-trade agreement with the United States.

Series:

Country Report No. 06/3

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 6, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451830842/1934-7685

Stock No:

1PANEA2006001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

126

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