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Economy

BMI View: Inflationary pressures should eventually begin to subside in 2007, as the lagged effects of the central bank's tightening cycle kicks in. We forecast 8.0% inflation at... 2007-01-07


Economy

The opposition United National Congress (UNC) reacted to news that annual inflation had reached 10% by calling for an increase in the minimum wage and the state pension. With food... 2006-12-05


Economy

The CPI index hit 10% y-o-y in October, the first double digit inflation since April 1994. The main source of inflationary pressures remains food prices (which account for 18% of... 2006-12-05


Economy

BMI View: In general terms, the fiscal position is robust. However, the rapid growth in the non-energy fiscal deficit means that there is a growing imbalance in the public sector.

2006-11-14

Economy

As consumer confidence ebbs on the back of a sharp escalation in retail prices and the cost of living, rising wage demands are coming to the fore. With inflation set to reach 10%... 2006-10-31


Economy

BMI View: The GDP growth outlook is robust, but is over-reliant on the energy sector. Furthermore, the oil export boom may have implications for the exchange rate regime.

2006-10-31

Economy

Inflation hit 9.6% y-o-y in September, with the prime lending rate heading for 12.0% in late October. Following eight hikes to the repo rate in nine months, taking it to 8.0% at the... 2006-10-31


Economy

Inflation hit 9.6% y-o-y in September, with the prime lending rate heading for 12.0% in late October. Following eight hikes to the repo rate in nine months, taking it to 8.0% at the... 2006-10-31


Economy

BMI View: Despite his administration's falling popularity, we are confident that Prime Minister Patrick Manning will win a third term in office in next year's general elections.... 2006-10-10


Economy

On September 10, Winston Dookeran of the fractious opposition United National Congress (UNC) finally broke away from the party to form the new 'Congress of the People' party. Dookeran's... 2006-10-10

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