COVID Impacts on Caribbean Credit Ratings: Where Have All the Tourists Gone?
Moody’s recently published GDP growth scenarios for Caribbean-rated sovereigns citing a lack of economic diversification and fiscal space as key vulnerabilities to a sustained drop in tourism. Marla interviews Moody’s VP and Senior Analyst David Rogovic to get deeper insights into what this means for the Caribbean.
Moody’s assessment is available at https://bit.ly/moodys-tourism-2020
Marla examines how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the broader Caribbean economy and long-term development issues of the region as she welcomes Henry Mooney, IDB’s Research Economic Advisor and David Rosenblatt, IDB’s Regional Economic Advisor. Their discussion centers on IDB’s most recent Caribbean quarterly economic bulletin giving us a detailed look at tourism and […]
Find out the policy priorities that would help Suriname’s economy recover stability. Following 3 ratings actions in July on Suriname, Marla interviews Fitch Director, America’s Sovereign Ratings Kelli Bissett-Tom to get her views on the key areas that need to be addressed in order to strengthen investor confidence and place the economy on a more […]
Marla Dukharan speaks with St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet about the current and future plans for St Lucia as it moves forward during COVID-19. PM Chastanet outlines his progressive actions aimed at dealing with the pandemic in real time while simultaneously moving the economy and people of St. Lucia in a positive direction towards […]