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Economy

Barbados saw its goods exports fall to US$45.0mn in April, a 17.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) contraction from April 2012. Sluggish global demand has hurt Barbadian exports in the first four... 2013-07-01


Economy

Mia Mottley, leader of the opposition Barbados Labour Party, has called for greater transparency in the ongoing investigations surrounding the Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO).... 2013-07-01


Economy

Barbadian Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met with US Vice President Joe Biden and Caricom leaders in late May. The meeting, hosted by Trinidad & Tobago, was anchored by the... 2013-06-03


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Economy

Consumer price inflation in Barbados hit just 2.3% year-on-year (y-o-y) in February after dipping to 1.2% y-o-y in January, and we see growing risks to our forecast for price growth... 2013-06-03


Economy

The first four months of 2013 have seen tourist arrivals to Barbados disappoint, posing downside risk to our forecast for real GDP growth of 0.6% this year after zero growth in 2012.... 2013-05-29


Economy

We forecast Barbados real GDP will grow by 0.6% in 2013 after posting zero real growth in 2012. The Barbadian economy has remained sluggish since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, as... 2013-05-06


Economy

Barbadian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Christopher Sinckler said that the government would consider public sector layoffs only as a last resort at a press conference in early... 2013-05-06


Economy

After widening more than forecast in the 2012/2013 fiscal year, we expect Barbados' fiscal deficit to narrow slightly to 5.9% of GDP in 2013/2014 on the back of stronger nominal growth... 2013-05-02