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Economy

BMI View: In a significant move that sees Mexico withdraw its objection to Barbados's low tax regime, the two countries have signed a double taxation agreement (DTA), negotiated... 2008-04-07


Economy

The government of Barbados has received military aid valued at approximately BBD$840,000 from China. This donation - which included computer and audio visual equipment, disaster equipment,... 2008-03-11


Economy

With economic growth an impressive 3.9% in 2006, the IMF expects this to have edged up to 4.2% for 2007. This is in line with out own estimate of 4.1% reflecting a positive impact... 2008-03-11


Economy

BMI View: Barbados' banking system has been judged by the IMF to be both stable and resilient to outside shocks as a result of its ongoing liberalisation programme. While the... 2008-02-19


Economy

Although postponed, a constitutional referendum on whether or not to sever links with the British monarchy to become a republic is still on the cards. The public last voted on the... 2008-02-08


Economy

BMI View: According to preliminary government figures, long-stay tourist arrivals grew by around 2.6% y-o-y, down from 3.7% y-o-y in the January-November period in 2006. Higher... 2008-02-08


Economy

As we went to press, we expected the January 15 presidential election to be a very closely fought affair, with the latest opinion polls showing no clear front-runner. The opposition... 2008-01-15


Political Risk

BMI View: With an election constitutionally due by August 2008, speculation is mounting that Prime Minister Owen Arthur will announce a date sooner rather later. Our core view... 2007-11-12


Economy

BMI View: According to preliminary data, the central government recorded a fiscal deficit of US$159.0mn between January and August 2007 (up US$92.8 from the corresponding period... 2007-11-05


Economy

Prime Minister Owen Arthur has called for the government to enter into new partnerships with the private sector and take a more passive role in the country's economic affairs in order... 2007-11-05

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