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Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin -October 2015

Weak economic growth continues to challenge the tourism-dependent countries of the Caribbean. Commodity exporters are also facing subdued growth given the decline in international prices. Fiscal consolidation remains the major theme for the Caribbean region.

Publication Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin March 2015

The year 2014 brought several developments that affected the Caribbean, including a continued acceleration of the U.S. economy, a marked slowdown of some major emerging markets, especially Brazil but also China, tensions in Russia over Ukraine as well as ongoing and increased tensions in the Middle East.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin -July 2014

High fiscal deficit continues to be the main challenge for The Bahamas and Barbados. Jamaica has been complying with the fiscal structural and quantitative targets set in the IMF support program and has completed its fourth review. Growth remains strong in Guyana and Suriname, but 2014...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Caribbean Economic Performance Report -June 2014

The economic activities in the CARICOM region for 2013 were reported to be on the upswing. The estimated weighted average growth rate for the CARICOM economies increased from 1.7 per cent (2012) to 2.4 per cent in 2013.
Global economic growth slowed in 2013 to three per cent compared to 3....

Publication Date: 
Monday, June 30, 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...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014
2013 Macro Monitor & Outlook 2014

St. Maarten’s economic outlook for 2014 is of a positive growth. Preliminary projections on key economic indicators are; real GDP growth of 1.4 percent, inflation to decrease to 1.9 percent, cruise arrival to increase 1.2 percent, stay over arrivals to increase 1.1 percent.
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 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
Review Of The Economy 2013 : Sustaining Growth, Securing Prosperity

The recovery of the Trinidad and Tobago economy is expected to be further consolidated with growth of 1.6 percent in 2013, following on an overall growth of 1.2 percent in 2012.
The recovery is expected to gain momentum across a widening range of economic sub-sectors resulting in an...

Publication Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2013
Caribbean Economic Performance Report -December 2013

Economic growth in the Caribbean has not been impressive thus far in 2013.
While Guyana and Suriname performed strongly between January and June with GDP growth rates of 3.9% and 4.5% respectively, Trinidad and Tobago modesty grew by 2.1% while the other countries namely Belize, the ECCU,...

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013
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