Economic Analysis - Brightening Outlook For Tourism Amid Economic Transition - MAY 2015
Caribbean April 2015 / Cuba / Economy
Cuba's efforts to reorient itself towards greater engagement in the global economy, coupled with the increased exposure on the international stage following its highly-publicised d?tente with the...
Economic Analysis - Return To Capital Markets Inching Closer - APR 2015
Caribbean March 2015 / Cuba / Economy
As Cuba begins to reorient itself towards greater integration with the global economy, investor interest in the island's potential return to international financial markets will continue to rise. D...
10 Year Forecasts - Reforms And Global Integration To Drive Stronger Growth Over The Next Decade - JAN 2015
Caribbean November 2014 / Cuba / Economy
Growth in Cuba will pick up in the coming decade, due to incremental reforms on the part of the government and greater engagement with the global economy. We are forecasting real GDP growth to pick...
Political Risk Analysis - Reform-Minded Leadership To Slowly Pave The Way For Better US Relations - DEC 2014
Caribbean October 2014 / Cuba / Economy
Recent developments support our view that relations between Cuba and the US are beginning to thaw, which over the long term will have a major positive effect on the island's economy. We expect...
Economic Analysis - Fiscal Deficit To Narrow In 2014 On Lower Public Investment Spending - SEPT 2014
Caribbean July 2014 / Cuba / Economy
We believe that slightly stronger growth and conservative spending plans for 2014 will see the Cuban government's fiscal deficit narrow this year, to 3.2% of GDP, compared to 3.4% in 2013. We...
Economic Analysis - Notwithstanding Additional Reforms, Business Climate Remains Poor - JUNE 2014
Caribbean May 2014 / Cuba / Economy
The Cuban government has taken renewed steps to encourage private investment and improve foreign relations, in order to help stimulate economic growth and meet its growing infrastructural deficits....
Economic Analysis - Currency Unification Likely To Be A Slow Process - FEB 2014
Caribbean January 2014 / Cuba / Economy
Although precious few details have emerged regarding the Cuban government's plans to unify the country's dual exchange rate system, it appears likely that the peg on the convertible peso will be...
Business Environment Analysis - Business Environment Still Largely Hostile, Despite Some Improvements - JAN 2014
Caribbean November 2013 / Cuba / Economy
Following assurances of President Raúl Castro that Cuba would be reforming its economy to foment greater opportunities for investment and real GDP growth, there have been some changes which...
Industry News - New Port To Compete For Caribbean Transhipment - NOV 2013
Caribbean October 2013 / Cuba / Economy
As part of its first special development zone, Cuba plans to construct a new container-handling port in Mariel Bay. The hope is that the facility will be able to attract significant foreign busines...
Economic Analysis - Chavismo Key In Post-Castro Era - APR 2013
Caribbean March 2013 / Cuba / Economy
Following President Raul Castro's announcement that his time in office will end in 2018, we see scope for a gradual shift to more pragmatic economic policies in a post-Castro Cuba. While a rapid...