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Economic Survey of the Caribbean 2019

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Economic Survey of the Caribbean 2019

Author: Alleyne, Dillon - Hendrickson, Michael - McLean, Sheldon - Oyolola, Maharouf - Pantin, Machel - Skerrette, Nyasha - Tokuda, Hidenobu Physical Description: 62 páginas. Editorial: ECLAC Date: January 2020 ECLAC symbol: LC/TS.2019/116


This survey examines the economic performance of economies of the Caribbean in 2018 and comprises six chapters. The first chapter gives an overview of global, regional and subregional economic performance as well as unemployment in the Caribbean. The second provides an analysis of governments in the subregion’s fiscal performance and debt burden. The third looks at monetary policy and variables. The fourth is focused external sector and its factors. The fifth chapter concludes, while the final chapter includes individual country briefs that give an overview of the economic situation for the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and a subregional assessment of the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.

Table of contents

Abstract .-- I. Global and subregional performance .-- II. Fiscal and debt performance .-- III. Monetary Policy .-- IV. External sector developments .-- V. Conclusions .-- VI. Country notes.