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Caribbean Economic Report, March 2021

  • March 30, 2021
Remittances up for DomRep (31%, 2021) and Jamaica (20%, 2020), Cayman debt/GDP only 5.2% (2020), Guyana’s O&G sector contributed 16% of GDP and 42% of exports, Suriname balance of payments benefits from higher gold prices…

Caribbean Economic Report, November 2020

  • November 4, 2020
Editorial: The EU’s defiantly discriminatory & disproportionate action persists. Barbados GDP contracted 16% Jan-Sept, DomRep GDP fell 8.1% Jan-Sept, Guyana’s non-oil GDP contracted 4.9% in H1 while oil GDP increased 45.9%…

Caribbean Economic Report, August 2020

  • August 31, 2020
Editorial: Why does the EU deliberately marginalize small and vulnerable countries? Steeper economic contractions projected: Bahamas -15 to -20% in 2020, Barbados -27% y/y in Q2, Cayman Islands -7.1% for 2020, Jamaica -7 to -10% this FY…

Caribbean Economic Report, June 2020

  • June 29, 2020
Editorial: J’accuse…! The European Union’s Institutionalized Racism and Bullying Bahamas downgraded to Ba2 (non-investment grade) by Moody’s; Q1 2020 growth for Barbados -3%, Jamaica -1.7% and DomRep 0.0%; Suriname’s debt surged in April and inflation rose to 26%…

Caribbean Economic Report, April 2020

  • April 29, 2020
External risks are highest for The Bahamas, Cuba, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. Guyana’s growth prospects from its oil sector have been lowered…

Caribbean Economic Report, February 2020

  • February 6, 2020
Bahamas damages from Dorian estimated over USD3.4 billion; Barbados GDP contracted 0.1% in 2019; Cuba records 17.6% contraction in stay-overs from the US; Dominican Republic grew 5.1% in 2019…

Caribbean Economic Report, December 2019

  • December 23, 2019
Barbados and Jamaica receive credit rating upgrades, Cayman Islands passes its largest budget in history with no new taxes, uncertainty in Suriname rises following the conviction of President Bouterse and high fiscal deficits and rising debt, T&T posted declines in Construction and Manufacturing activity in H1 2019…

Caribbean Economic Report, September 2019

  • September 28, 2019
Bahamas faces unprecedented effects of Hurricane Dorian, Barbados continues to meet BERT program targets, Cuba’s economy faces greater turmoil, DomRep and Jamaica’s Central Banks lower policy rates in August, Guyana’s economy is projected to grow 86% in 2020, Suriname’s debt-to-GDP is forecast by Fitch to reach 79% in 2019, T&T’s external position continues to erode.

Caribbean Economic Report, July 2019

  • July 24, 2019
DomRep’s Central Bank lowered its policy rate in June by 50 bps to 5.00%, Guyana experienced uneven growth in Q1 2019, Jamaica reported 1.7% GDP growth in Q1 2019 spanning all major sectors except manufacturing, Suriname’s Central Bank is expected to continue financing the government, T&T was downgraded by S&P Ratings to ‘BBB’ from ‘BBB+’, […]


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