Dominican Republic – an economic slowdown, but not a dramatic one;

Korea (South) – trouble with the free trade pact with the US;

Panama – remains one of the fastest-growing economies in the Western Hemisphere

Other countries mentioned in this report:  Australia, Austria, Brunei, China, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, and Turkmenistan

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