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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
Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin -May 2014

With the exception of Barbados, all of the Caribbean economies are recovering. External sustainability seems to be strong for Trinidad and Tobago. Jamaica is meeting International Monetary Fund program targets. Guyana’s economy remains strong, but debt levels are gradually rising. Suriname’s...

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Thursday, May 22, 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,...

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Saturday, June 1, 2013
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...

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Thursday, January 30, 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...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Airport Economics In Latin America And The Caribbean

Expanding and enhancing the provision of air transport infrastructure has become an increasingly important policy issue on the development agenda of both high-income and developing countries.
This report presents the findings of a first-ever, comprehensive study of how Latin America and...

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
China’s Rising Investment Profile In The Caribbean

Over the past decade, China has become an increasingly important source of investment for developing countries, both in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment financed by loans and grants from China’s state-owned banks.
China’s investment in the Caribbean is still minimal...

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Remittances To Latin America And The Caribbean in 2012

The total amount of remittances received by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2012 remained nearly the same as in the previous year, resulting in a practically null rate of growth at the regional level.
Since the final quarter of 2008, rising unemployment in traditional...

Publication Date: 
Monday, April 29, 2013
Slavery And Justice

The economy of colonial Rhode Island depended on the provisioning trade with the plantation colonies of the Caribbean.
In 2003, Brown University President Ruth Simmons appointed a Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. The committee, which included faculty members, undergraduate and...

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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