Guatemala: Level of confidence in the economy falls 68.1%

The Confidence index (from Banguat) which measures the perception of the economy and the business environment fell 68.1% in 12 months.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The monthly index, prepared by surveying a panel of private analysts who were hired by Banguat. when from 50 in November 2007 to 15.91 last month, which adds up to a 68.1% in a year.

However, there was also a 24.56 percent with regard to last October when it was at 21.09

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