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T&T Ratings Commentary: Q&A with Marla Dukharan

  • On July 25, 2019
Moody’s released its Annual Credit Analysis on the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) on June 28, 2019, followed by a FAQ on growth prospects, fiscal consolidation, and external risks on July 15, 2019. Moody’s has maintained its Ba1 (speculative/junk) rating on T&T with a stable outlook. On July 9, 2019, S&P Ratings downgraded T&T’s […]

When a blacklist is, unfortunately, just that

  • On March 26, 2019
The European Union (EU) published its first blacklist of 17 countries in December 2017, and updated it in March 2019 to reflect 15 countries, including the OECD’s “Largely Compliant” territories of Aruba, Barbados, Belize and Bermuda. This report takes a deeper look at some of the potential causal factors. Click here to download full report

Week at the Beach Index

  • On November 16, 2018
Download the IMF Week at the Beach Index handout here: WEEK AT THE BEACH How does the cost of a one-week beach vacation compare globally? The IMF and TripAdvisor have collaborated to build the Week-at-the-Beach Index, tracking the price of Caribbean destinations versus other destinations globally. In this webinar, Caribbean Economist Marla Dukharan will interview […]

The Future is Female and Digital (in that Order)

  • On June 25, 2018
Marla discusses the Gig economy and what it means for the Caribbean and explores what increased economic inclusion for women means for Caribbean economies. Download the report here: The Future is Female and Digital (in that Order).

Barbados: What’s Next? Q&A with Marla Dukharan

  • On May 27, 2018
Marla reviews the most immediate challenges facing Barbados following the 2018 General Election. This Q&A reviews the impacts of fiscal overspending, why growth is low, what is next for Barbados and what solutions are available. Click here to download the report.    

Trinidad & Tobago Mid-Year Fiscal Budget Review: Fact Check with Marla Dukharan

  • On May 17, 2018
On May 10, 2018 at the Mid-Year Fiscal Budget Review, the Minister of Finance made a surprising announcement that the economy of T&T had “turned around”. One month before, the IMF revised its 2018 growth forecast down from 1.8% to just 0.2%. Days before, Standard and Poor’s changed the outlook on its sovereign rating to […]


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