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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.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Economic Prospects For Curaçao | A Study On The Economic Prospects Of The Private Sector In Curaçao

The basic research questions in this report are: how does the private sector expect the Curaçao economy to develop in the short and medium term? And how will businesses behave, how will the private sector of Curaçao develop and proceed from now, the next couple of years till 2019?

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Foreign Direct Investment In Latin America And The Caribbean 2015

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean fell by 16% in 2014 to US$ 158.803 billion. Outflows of FDI from the region were also down, by 8%. Both these trends were driven by the decline in prices of export commodities and the economic slowdown in the region. Nevertheless, FDI remains very important for the economies in the region, especially for smaller Caribbean economies.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A New Paradigm For Caribbean Development: Transitioning To A Green Economy

The main objective of the study is to augment the regional and international dialogue on the Green Economy in the context of inclusive and sustainable development. The study contributes to knowledge about and understanding of the fundamental requirements for transitioning to a Green Economy in the Caribbean and the attendant implications for policy and institutional arrangements.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Foreign Direct Investment In Latin America And The Caribbean 2013

Latin America and the Caribbean notched a new historic high in 2013 upon receiving 184.92 billion dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI), 5% more than in 2012 in nominal terms.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
An Update On The Competitiveness Of Puerto Rico’s Economy

Economic activity in Puerto Rico remains generally flat at a depressed level and there are no strong signs that a meaningful recovery is taking hold. While Puerto Rico’s economy has historically paralleled the U.S. mainland economy, the Island’s latest downturn started earlier and was much steeper and more prolonged. Puerto Rico has now been in a slump since 2006.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Puerto Rican Population Declines On Island, Grows On U.S. Mainland

This report explores the demographic and economic characteristics of Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin, both on the island of Puerto Rico and on the U.S. mainland. It also analyzes characteristics of recent migrants from the island to the mainland and compares them with those of previous waves of...

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Monday, August 11, 2014
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...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
The Tourism Value Of Nature On Bonaire

The expenditure by tourists on Bonaire is found to be around $125 million annually. An estimated welfare of around $ 50 million dollars is contributed by Bonaire's nature to tourism.
Bonairean ecosystems support touristic activities that depend on the quality of the natural environment,...

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Friday, December 14, 2012

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