August 18, 2016
Marla reviews the Fiscal 2016/2017 budget measures, providing insights on implications and feasibility, as well as economic risks and key items to track.
February 18, 2016
Marla discusses the impacts of reliance on the energy sector on economic growth and fiscal performance. Marla provides her macroeconomic assessment for 2016, expectations for the country’s sovereign credit ratings, and offers policy recommendations to counter fiscal imbalances.
January 18, 2016
Marla evaluates global growth and events, the implications on the Caribbean region, and highlights the major themes to watch in 2016. Marla reviews developments related to currencies, fiscal spending, macroeconomic performance and outlook.
Fiscal spending grew 30% from 2009 to 2014. At the same time the proportion of the population living below the poverty line increased 50%. In
Interview discusses the issues of security in T&T, factors impacting the situation, and proposes solutions to reduce crime and protect the country's borders.
Marla reviews the 2018 outlook in a global and regional context: risks, growth scenarios, & insights into the economies of The Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands,