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LatinNews Daily - 12 August 2021

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In brief: Paraguay’s economic activity continues to grow

* Paraguay’s central bank (BCP) has released its latest figures for its monthly index of economic activity (Imaep), which grew 6.6% in June compared with June 2020. This is the fourth consecutive month of expanded economic activity, after the Imaep recorded year-on-year contractions in January and February. In the first six months of the year, the Imaep increased by 6.3%. The BCP cites the “positive performance” of the services, manufacturing, livestock, and construction sectors as driving the Imaep’s year-on-year increase in June, while noting that agriculture and electricity generation continue to temper the economy’s overall performance.