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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
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...

Publication Date: 
Monday, April 14, 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
Update On The Jamaican Economy

Although economic growth returned in 2011, a lack of public investment coupled with pro-cyclical macroeconomic policies implemented under the IMF agreement constrained growth.
This paper looks at Jamaica’s stalled agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), its economic...

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Publication Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2012
Caribbean Small States : Challenges Of High Debt And Low Growth

Many countries in the region share similar economic characteristics. They are small economies, very open to international trade, and highly exposed to natural disasters and economic shocks. The Caribbean is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world.
This paper presents background...

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Regional Economic Update -Latin America and the Caribbean, October 2013

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains in low gear, reflecting a less supportive external environment and, in some cases, domestic supply-side constraints.

Publication Date: 
Friday, October 11, 2013
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