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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde today issued the following statement on Barbados: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Barbados Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, made following statement today: “As announced by Prime Minister Mottley earlier today, the Barbados economy has been going through significant challenges for some years.…

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Highlights from the Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission to Guyana: Economic growth slowed in 2017, but became more broad-based Weaker than expected export growth and higher oil prices contributed to current account balance turning negative Fiscal deficit remained stable in 2017 Medium-term prospects are stable (driven by oil production) Debt sustainability…

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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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