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Regional Economic Outlook -Western Hemisphere: Rising Challenges, April 2014

On balance, regional growth is projected at 2½ percent in 2014, down from 2¾ percent in 2013 and well below the relatively high growth rates of 2010–12. A modest pickup, to 3 percent, is projected for 2015.
Global economic activity strengthened in the second half of 2013 and is expected to...

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Latin American And Caribbean Cyber Security Trends 2013

This report provides an overview of cybersecurity and cybercrime-related developments in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013.
It assesses the major trends in the region in terms of the threats to the cyber domain and those who depend on it, from government institutions to private...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Aruba 'BBB+/A-2' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Remains Stable

On June 16, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BBB+/A-2' long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings on Aruba. The outlook remains stable. We also affirmed our transfer and convertibility assessment of 'BBB+'.
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Creative Industries In The Caribbean: A New Road For Diversification And Export Growth

The present paper argues that creative industries provide an avenue for economic diversification and export growth for the Caribbean.
Creative industries have become a new engine of growth and development in the world economy. This dynamic sector, which ranges from traditional arts to...

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Monday, July 2, 2012
2014 Mutual Evaluation Of Aruba, Kingdom Of The Netherlands

Overall, Aruba has addressed deficiencies relating to all the Core and Key Recommendations, and brought the level of technical compliance with these Recommendations to a level essentially equivalent to an LC. Aruba has therefore taken sufficient measures to be removed from the regular follow-up...

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Friday, February 14, 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...

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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.
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Thursday, March 13, 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...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Panorama Fiscal De América Latina Y El Caribe 2014

Tanto debido a la menor expansión de los ingresos como al creciente gasto público, en 2013 la posición fiscal de la región presentó un deterioro. El déficit global de América Latina llegó a 2,4 puntos del PIB y el saldo primario, corregido por el pago de intereses, fue de -0,6 puntos del PIB, el...

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Monday, January 20, 2014
Turning Around CARICOM

CARICOM is in crisis. The crisis is sufficiently severe to put CARICOM's very existence in question.
This is for three reasons:

Longstanding frustrations with its slow progress have continued to mount;
A serious weakening in its structure and operation over a number of years;...

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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