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BMI View: Inflation reached 9.0% y-o-y in June, up from 8.5% in May and the highest level since the index was revised in 2001. This supports our view that high global food and fuel... 2008-11-03


Economy

BMI View: A declining economic outlook means we are downgrading our real GDP growth forecast for Barbados to 1.0% and 0.5% for 2008 and 2009 respectively. With a recession in the... 2008-10-28


Economy

The Barbados government faces an additional US$100mn in debt repayment this year than in 2007, according to Prime Minister David Thompson. Thompson made the revelation in September,... 2008-10-03


Economy

According to the Central Bank of Barbados, Barbados' rate of unemployment came in at roughly 8.6% in the second quarter of 2008, 0.5 percentage points up from Q108. A lacklustre... 2008-10-03


Economy

BMI View: In mid-September, BMI travelled to the Caribbean to meet with a host of commercial banks, government ministries, local brokers and both central banks on the islands... 2008-09-22


Economy

The industrial production index declined between April and May this year, with year-on-year growth slowing to 0.4% from April's 8.0% y-o-y level. Given the volatility of this index,... 2008-09-10


Economy

The Venezuelan government has accused Barbados of violating the maritime border between the countries by auctioning oil exploration blocks within Venezuelan waters. Barbados insists... 2008-08-05


Economy

According to the most recent data released by the Barbados Statistical Service, consumer price inflation came in at a 18-month high of 7.5% y-o-y April. In line with many of its neighbours,... 2008-08-05


Economy

BMI View: As a result of high international commodity prices and slower global growth, Barbados is suffering from classic small island syndrome. Economic data for H108 disappointed,... 2008-07-30


Economy

Measures by Barbados's new prime minister to address the impact of inflation on low income families may alleviate some pressures on poor income families. However, the new budget threatens... 2008-07-09

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