Dominican economy establishes itself as region's strongest

January 6, 2016 8:45 PM

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The economy of the Dominican Republic grew 7 percent last year and established itself as the most robust in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

The governor of the country's Central Bank credited in part the drop in international oil prices and the strengthening of the U.S. economy. Hector Valdez said Wednesday that the Dominican Republic's GDP grew 7 percent for the second consecutive year with help from strong performances in construction...

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