Marla reviews the 2018 outlook in a global and regional context: risks, growth scenarios, & insights into the economies of The Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago.
Part 2 of Marla’s Lecture: “Persistent Poverty or Sustainable Socio-economic Development in the Caribbean – the disruptive reforms necessary to secure the latter”
Part 1 of Marla’s Lecture: “Persistent Poverty or Sustainable Socio-economic Development in the Caribbean – the disruptive reforms necessary to secure the latter”
Marla reviews the budget statement, priorities, policy measures outlined. She discusses growth projections in the context of announced tax and expenditure measures, and the risk of the Central Bank and NIS financing of government.
Marla reviews implications of global shocks and developments on the Caribbean, and offers her insights on the outlook for the Cayman Islands economy and the wider Caribbean region.
Marla outlines global issues to watch in 2017 and possible implications on the Caribbean. She provides economic growth projections by country, highlighting those economies expected to contract, and offers insights into the factors that will drive regional growth in 2017.
Marla joins a panel in reviewing the impacts of BREXIT on the Caribbean, providing her insights into economic implications and risks to the outlook for regional growth. Marla outlines expected impacts on currencies and tourism arrivals, tourist spending and commodity prices.
Marla reviews the what changed from the originally approval fiscal budget to mid-year, and provides insights on the performance of policy measure adapted. Marla reviews proposed policy measures and gives her revised projections based on updated economic data.
Gwen Seigel and Marla Dukharan explore the impacts of Cuba on tourism in the Caribbean. Marla reviews which countries experienced greatest impacts as relations eased with the US, and which source markets registered growth, and how prepared Cuba is for shifts.
Marla discusses the impacts of reliance on the energy sector on economic growth and fiscal performance. Marla provides her macroeconomic assessment for 2016, expectations for the country’s sovereign credit ratings, and offers policy recommendations to counter fiscal imbalances.