Barbados Analysis

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Risk Summary - Barbados - AUG 2014

Barbados is ranked 13th out of 21 countries in the Caribbean in our proprietary Short-Term Political Risk Ratings, coming in below the regional average of 68.0 out of 100. While the country ranks...

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Risk Summary - Barbados - MAY 2014

Barbadian Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has announced that the government will scrap a mandatory death penalty for those convicted of murder, a policy that had drawn criticism from Amnesty...

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Barbados - MAY 2014

January consumer price inflation in Barbados came in at 1.3% year-on-year (y-o-y), an uptick from 1.1% y-o-y reported in December, but well below the average inflation rate of 1.8% y-o-y in 2013. We believe anaemic economic growth and relatively low commodity inflation this year will keep price growth in Barbados moderate, with risks to our 2.0% y-o-y end-2014 inflation forecast to the downsi...

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Economic Analysis - Slight Tourist Uptick To Narrow Current Account Deficit - APR 2014

In line with our view for a slight increase in tourist arrivals this year, preliminary estimates indicate that arrivals to Barbados increased by 3.8% in year-on-year terms in January, the first such increase in 21 months. We believe a slight uptick in arrivals this year will help narrow the current account deficit, but we do not think it will be sufficient to prevent another real GDP contractio...

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Risk Summary - Barbados - APR 2014

Some members of Barbadian Prime Minister Freundel Stuart's Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government are publicly criticising the drastic fiscal austerity measures recently implemented. Agriculture...

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