Venezuela's crisis: This is not about politics or oil - this is about people. Preliminary GDP growth for 2018: DomRep +7%; Cuba +1.2%; T&T +0.8%;
Bahamas Central Bank highlights importance of fiscal prudence in reducing pro-cyclicality, Barbados economy contracted 0.5% from Jan-Sept 2018, Cayman delivers fiscal surplus nearly double its
External public debt expands 31% y/y in Bahamas, Barbados targets 6% primary surplus under IMF program, Cayman economy expands 4.0% y/y in Q1 2018, Remittances
Rising international oil prices stoke inflation throughout the region and induced a rise in , Barbados economy contracted in H1 2018 by 0.6%, Cuba's economy
January 4, 2019
Contrary to what the Government would like us to believe, the T&T economy is in anything but a recovery and has NOT turned around. This
November 5, 2018
Marla reviews and analyzes recent development in the ECCU countries, offering insights into what is impacting growth, fiscal accounts, tourism, and projections for economic activity.
October 17, 2018
Marla reviews the most recent developments related to the announced closure of Petrotrin. This brief is a summary of information, data and statements related to
March 14, 2019
Negative impacts from the hurricanes persisted in 2018, with recovery in Dominica and Puerto Rico to be most evident in 2019. Fiscal and external weakness continue to affect many.
February 15, 2019
The region is becoming increasingly reliant on Travel and Tourism for employment and for overall economic activity.
January 21, 2019
Global growth projections were revised downwards by the IMF in its latest forecasts, to 3.7% in 2019. For advanced economies, the estimate for 2018 was revised down to 2.36% and growth is expected to slow further to 2.1% in 2019.