Petrotrin Brief

Petrotrin Brief

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 the reduction in workforce, company financials, debt, capital investment and the outlined restructuring.

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

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

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.

Barbados at a Crossroads Economic Overview and Outlook

Barbados at a Crossroads Economic Overview and Outlook

The quarterly economic update provided by the Governor of the Central Bank contained many important data revisions and insights – some of which may not have been obvious. To start with, as we expected, the 2017 growth rate was revised - from 1.0% reported in January...

Barbados Special Report Feb 2018: Q&A with Marla Dukharan

Barbados Special Report Feb 2018: Q&A with Marla Dukharan

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 through printing and the use of commercial bank excess reserves, with the monetary base doubling since the...

TT Budget Review FY2017/2018

TT Budget Review FY2017/2018

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 what generates growth in T&T and discusses how to stimulate exports and investment.

BREXIT implications for the Caribbean

BREXIT implications for the Caribbean

Dukharan evaluates risks and long-term impacts of the BREXIT decision for the Caribbean, geopolitical implications and recommendations for Caribbean governments.

Trinidad & Tobago Ratings Downgrades May 2017

Trinidad & Tobago Ratings Downgrades May 2017

S&P and Moody’s downgraded Government of T&T sovereign credit ratings by one notch in April 2017. Dukharan discusses implications, underlying causes and policy recommendations.

Barbados Budget and Outlook 2017

Barbados Budget and Outlook 2017

Dukharan reviews the Fiscal 2016/2017 budget measures, providing insights on implications and feasibility, as well as economic risks and key items to track.

Barbados Special Report April 2017

Barbados Special Report April 2017

In the context of credit-rating downgrades, waning investor confidence and increased uncertainty, Dukharan discusses underlying economic issues and the outlook for 2017/2018.