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ECLAC Predicts Latin America and the Caribbean will Grow by 2.7% in 2014.
This report updates the analysis set out in the Preliminary Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean 2013, released in December 2013, on the basis of official data published by the countries in the region in the...


Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Air Transport In The OECS: Flying Solo?

OECS countries face two critical barriers for developing their infrastructure and connectivity: their conditions of island states and their geographic location in the Caribbean.
Exchanges of goods and services with the rest of the world are limited to air and maritime transport modes,...

Publication Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Caribbean Competitiveness -March 2014

Thomas Friedman (New York Times Columnist) argues “your ability to act on your imagination is going to be so decisive in driving your future and the standard of living of your country. So the school, the state, the country that empowers, nurtures, enables imagination among its students and...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin -January 2014

All countries except Barbados are showing signs of recovery. Persistent fiscal deficits have led to the adoption of further tax revenue measures and expenditure cuts in The Bahamas, Barbados, and Jamaica. In Suriname, authorities remain on course to reduce the fiscal deficit over the medium term...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Republic Economic Newsletter -March 2014

"Real Gains, Costly Losses"
Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is believed to have rebounded in the fourth quarter, following what recent data indicate was a modest contraction in the previous quarter. Republic Bank estimates that output increased by 2 percent in the fourth quarter relative to...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014
CFT Jaarverslag 2013

Stabiele overheidsfinanciën zijn essentieel voor het herstel van de economie. Na de gezondmaking van de overheidsfinanciën in Curaçao wordt economisch herstel voor 2014 verwacht, maar het is te vroeg om nu al te speculeren over lastenverlichtingen of nieuwe uitgaven. In Sint Maarten hebben de...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Curaçao 'A-/A-2' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Remains Stable

On March 13, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'A-/A-2' sovereign credit ratings on the government of Curaçao. The outlook remains stable. We also affirmed our 'A-' transfer and convertibility assessment for Curaçao.

The ratings on Curaçao reflect...


Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A New Game Plan

This year there is one central issue: it won’t be business as usual!
Dear entrepreneurs, the economy is our job, not the government’s. And yes, we know it’s not easy for entrepreneurs fighting 24/7 to make a decent living.
Staying at the positive side of things happening, in 2013 our...


Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
VBC Newsletter -January 2014

Duurzame economische groei en daarmee werk en inkomen staat en valt met het hebben van een goed functionerend overheidsapparaat.
In oktober 2013 verklaart de Minister van Bestuur, Planning en Dienstverlening (BPD) dat het overheidsapparaat al jaren achteruitgaat en anno 2013 niet...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Effect Of Women’s Economic Power In Latin America And The Caribbean

For the last decade economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has sharply accelerated, pushing poverty and inequality to historic lows in the most unequal region in the world.
Even a global economic downturn and a fourpercent contraction in the regional economy in 2009 could...

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012


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