Panamanian Economy Improves

June's Monthly Economic Activity Index recorded a small increase of 0.31%.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

With this result, the downward trend is finally reversed. The index had been -4.58% in April and -3.90% in May.

Alberto Vallarino, Economy and Finance minister told InfoLatam: "We could say that the economy is slowing down its negative trend".

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Economic Activity Continues to Stagnate in Guatemala

September 2013

In July the MIEA increased by 2.8%, down from 3.19% registered in the same period of 2012.

The growth of the Monthly Index of Economic Activity (MIEA) observed in July recorded only a slight increase of 2.8% when compared to the amount recorded in June which was an increase of 2.67%. However when compared to the same period in 2012, the stagnation is much more clear, since the index was then at 3.19%.

Costa Rican Economy Slows Down

October 2012

In July the Monthly Economic Activity Index showed an annual variation of 3.2%, confirming predictions of a slowdown in the second half of 2012. reports that "The Monthly Economic Activity Index (MIEA) showed a variation of the internanual cyclical trend of 3.2% last July, which reveals a brake on the growth of the national economy, and even includes a figure much lower than expected for the end of the year by the Central Bank (4.8%). "

Economic Activity Decreases in El Salvador

May 2009

Monitoring conducted by FUSADES at the enterprise level reflected a decrease in sales, employment, imports and investments in April.

In addition, consumer perception also went down after a slight upward trend in March.

Journalist Patricia Palma, wrote in "According to this monthly monitoring, which measures positive or negative entrepreneurial perception about their situation, the overall sales indicator showed a net balance of -54%. That is, sales decreased for more than half of the respondents. This is the biggest drop since the indicator began a downward trend that has now continued for eight consecutive months. The same behavior was shown by the overall employment indicator, which went to -40%, its lowest level in the last nine months."

Pace of economic growth slows in Costa Rica

May 2008

The latest official data point to a mild slowdown in Costa Rica's economic growth.

The Monthly Index of Economic Activity in March (the last month for which information is available) was 6.5 percent, down from 6.8% in the same month last year.
The central bank's preliminary figures for the first quarter provide mixed signals on the near-term development of the economy.

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