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Economic Analysis - Falling Oil Output To Hamper Growth - DEC 2014

Belize's economy will be hampered by falling oil production in the coming years, underpinning our forecast that real GDP growth will average a tepid 2.5% annual expansion through 2018. Indeed, although stronger tourist arrivals from the US and rising sugar prices will provide modest support for the economy, but this will largely be offset by weaker exports and higher unemployment.

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Risk Summary - Puerto Rico - DEC 2014

Puerto Rico's Short-Term Political Risk Index (STPRR) score of 61.5 out of 100 remains unchanged this month, below the Caribbean average score of 68.4. Puerto Rico's STPRR is weighed down by a low...

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Risk Summary - Jamaica - DEC 2014

Jamaica's Short-Term Political Risk Index (STPRI) of66.0 is bolstered by strong policymaking scores, due to the recent dominance of the ruling People National Party. The party boasts a strong...

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Risk Summary - Guyana - DEC 2014

Guyana's Short-Term Political Risk Rating (STPRR) remains steady at 55.4 this month, well below the regional average for the Caribbean of 68.2. A strong 'policy continuity' score bolsters Guyana's...

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Risk Summary - Barbados - DEC 2014

Barbados' Short-Term Political Risk Index (STPRI) held steady at 68.8 this month, placing the country 14th out of 22 countries in the Caribbean. Barbados' lowest score in the STPRI comes in the...

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Risk Summary - Dominican Republic - DEC 2014

We give the Dominican Republic a score of 72.5 out of 100 in our Short-Term Political Risk Index (STPRR), above the Caribbean average score of 68.4. The main reason for the Dominican Republic's...

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