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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
Pensions At A Glance: Latin America And The Caribbean

The biggest pension policy challenge faced by most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) today is low coverage of formal pension systems, both in terms of the proportion of workers participating in pension schemes and the proportion of the elderly receiving some kind of pension income.

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 1, 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...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 7, 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
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
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
Climate Change And The Caribbean

The strategic vision driving this regional strategy is to lay the ground for a “regional society and economy that is resilient to a changing climate.”
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has prepared this framework document at the request of CARICOM Heads of State...

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Publication Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2009
Rethinking Reforms

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of small open economies and global factors have a large impact on the region’s economic progress.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2013
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