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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
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
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
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...


Publication Date: 
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;...


Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Caribbean Response To The UK Government’s Consultation On Reform Of Air Passenger Duty

Air Passenger Duty (APD) has reduced tourism arrivals into the Caribbean from the UK and has caused a negative impact on visitor expenditure and overall economic growth.
Caribbean Governments, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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
Cuba: U.S. Restrictions On Travel And Remittances

Restrictions on travel to Cuba have been a key and often contentious component in U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba’s communist government since the early 1960s.
Under the George W. Bush Administration, restrictions on travel and on private remittances to Cuba were tightened. In March 2003, the...


Publication Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013


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