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Press Release No. 18/466 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2018 IMF Staff Concludes Visit to The Bahamas End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views…

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Press Release No. 18/459 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2018 IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Jamaica End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of…

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Full text of Dr. Delisle Worrell – former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados – December 2018 newsletter: The Threat of Barbados Dollar Devaluation Remains Prime Minister Mottley’s unprecedented achievement in securing financial support from the IMF, the Interamerican Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank, has averted an imminent threat of devaluation. However,…

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Highlights from this evening’s IMF statement: IMF Team Leader Bert van Selm: “Barbados is in a precarious economic situation. International reserves have dwindled to US$220 million, while central government debt is unsustainable. The fiscal deficit has decreased over the last few years but remains large, at about 4 percent of GDP in FY2017/18. Meanwhile, the…

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The objective of today’s post is to locate, explore and compare/contrast historical data re: Public debt as a percentage of GDP for several Caribbean countries. First, we have to find the data: The Google query “debt to gdp imf” brings us – ironically – to the IMF (Barbadians take note). In particular, the query leads us…

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