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Economy

The major risk to our political ratings remains the prospect of a general election taking place in the coming months. Heightened speculation has caused our short-term rating to slip... 2007-02-09


Economy

Consumer inflation ended the year at a record low 5.8% in 2006. Having started the year in double digits, this remarkable improvement was predominantly the result of the base effects... 2007-02-09


Economy

BMI View: With both main political parties firmly on the offensive, considerable speculation is mounting over the timing of the next general election. Although still a close call,... 2007-01-23


Economy

BMI View: Having started the year at JMD63.99/US$, the Jamaican dollar depreciated by 4.00% in 2006, closing at JMD66.55/US$ on December 29. While the unit did not quite fall to... 2007-01-09


Economy

BMI View: Jamaica's current account deficit stabilised in 2006, despite an estimated widening of the merchandise trade deficit.

2007-01-08

Economy

The main political risk remains the increasing likelihood of a general election in 2007. In our view, the election outcome will probably be a close call, with both parties still firmly... 2007-01-08


Economy

Although an official date for the next general election has not been announced, both the ruling People's National Party (PNP) and the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) appear... 2006-12-04


Economy

BMI View: According to preliminary data released by the central bank, the current account deteriorated by 12% y-o-y to a shortfall of US$599.7mn in H106, largely on account of a... 2006-12-04


Economy

BMI View: We are encouraged by Jamaica's economic performance in 2006 and believe there is scope for optimism in 2007. The key risks to our outlook revolve around a negative shift... 2006-11-16


Economy

Following Colin Campbell's controversial resignation as the Minister of Information and Development in October, the ruling PNP has appointed Donald Buchanan as his successor. Furthermore,... 2006-11-02

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