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Economy

The government's necessary belt-tightening will in all probability will involve significant public sector lay-offs, which we believe will raise the risks of public unrest. Aside from... 2009-11-26


Economy

BMI View: A ratings downgrade by Moody's , following a move by Standard & Poor's earlier in November, has reaffirmed our long-held view that some form of debt-restructuring is... 2009-11-23


Economy

The government has been facing allegations from their political opposition over whether foreigners are being given work permits for roles that could be filled by Jamaicans. Minister... 2009-10-06


Economy

BMI View: Jamaica's Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has projected inflation to come in between 10-12% this year, thanks to the effect exchange rate stability... 2009-10-06


Economy

BMI View: Jamaica's Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has projected inflation to come in between 10-12% this year, thanks to the effect exchange rate stability... 2009-10-06


Economy

Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said at a meeting on August 31 with Brazilian senator Marcello Crivella that Brazil-Jamaica relations are better than ever and repeated his continued... 2009-09-08


Economy

Jamaica achieved a 22.3% y-o-y increase in domestic food crop production in Q209. The Caribbean island also posted y-o-y growth for the two preceding quarters, lending itself well... 2009-09-08


Economy

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has stabilised the Jamaican dollar at the current level of JMD86.70/US$, which we believe will be maintained in the near term with the help of multilateral... 2009-08-25


Economy

Jamaica's short-term political risk rating rises this month from 62.1 to 63.0 due to the reduction in the rate of consumer price inflation. Headline CPI fell for the ninth consecutive... 2009-08-03


Economy

Jamaica's inflation rate continues to edge down on a year-on-year basis, falling to 9.0% in June from 9.5% in May. That said, the monthly figures still suggest that price pressures... 2009-08-03

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