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Jamaica’s Macroeconomic Achievements, To Date, Have Been Extremely Impressive – World Bank

Newly appointed World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Axel van Trostenburg, says Jamaica’s macroeconomic achievements, to date, have been extremely impressive. he said that he didn’t know any country that has achieved, over a sustained period of time, the fiscal adjustments and reforms as Jamaica has done, and produced a most […]

Jamaica Economic Review 2018-2019

Alicia Bárcena Encourages China and Latin America and the Caribbean to Cooperate in Key Areas to Boost Development

The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena—speaking at the World Economic Forum last week in the Swiss city of Davos—encouraged the region’s countries and China to cooperate in key areas such as infrastructure, energy and, especially, agriculture, since the regional potential for agricultural and food production […]

Jamaica Economic Review 2018-2019

World Bank appoints new Chief Economist for Latin America & the Caribbean

Carlos Végh, New World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean  WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 – Carlos Végh, a Uruguayan national, is the new World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean. Végh will oversee a team of economists charged with providing intellectual leadership, economic analysis, and advice on the development […]

Jamaica Economic Review 2018-2019

Unemployment Rate In Caribbean And Latin America Jumped In 2016

The unemployment rate in the Caribbean and Latin America jumped to 8.1 per cent in 2016 to 23 million, the highest in a decade, according to the 2016 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Office. The 1.5 per cent increase over 2015 means an additional […]

Jamaica Economic Review 2018-2019