Crime will undermine even the most outstanding economic performance. Barbados foreign reserves continue downtrend; Cayman records 2.4% growth in 2017; DomRep's international reserve up 28%
#EvenItUp Global Growth Strengthens and so does Inequality; Barbados int’l reserves down 44% y/y in Nov; Cuba challenged by availability of foreign currency; DR receives
#BuildBackBetter building resilience with technology-lessons from Estonia; Bahamas reserves strengthen on borrowing, reserves decline in Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad; Tourism strengthens in Cuba, DR, Jamaica
Venezuela’s Spills Overs to the Caribbean; New governments in The Bahamas and Cayman Islands; Barbados faces steep fiscal adjustments; Jamaica exceeds IMF reserves target; Reserves
February 15, 2018
Barbados’ international reserves fell at the end of 2017 to the lowest level since January 1996. Meanwhile, the Central Bank has been financing the government
October 4, 2017
Marla reviews top highlights from the 2017/2018 budget statement for Trinidad and Tobago, takes a deeper look at the budget (expenditures, revenue and deficit), evaluates
September 20, 2017
Dukharan evaluates risks and long-term impacts of the BREXIT decision for the Caribbean, geopolitical implications and recommendations for Caribbean governments.
January 29, 2018
The IMF’s Article IV Staff Report on Trinidad & Tobago published in November 2017 validated Marla's view that around 2021 - 22, if everything continues as is, T&T may run into a Balance of Payments crisis, and have to ask the IMF for support.
January 2, 2018
Marla reviews the risks and outlook for 2018 on the global and regional scale, reviewing what is driving slow growth globally, and highlighting growth scenarios and top risks for the Caribbean in 2018.
November 27, 2017
With 2017 hurricane damage estimated at USD5 billion, it seems that only now have we collectively woken up to the urgency of building resilience and mitigating natural disaster risks in the Caribbean.