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Interview with the New President of the Barbados Economic Society – Shane Lowe

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today’s interview is with the new President of the Barbados Economic Society. Congrats on becoming the new President of the BES. When was the official start date of your term? Thank you. December 19, 2017. I know that you’ve been in the press a bit and I saw the last BES press release on your …

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The fourth AE Quarterly newsletter for 2017 is now available

Do you already subscribe to our free newsletter AE Quarterly? If so, it should already be in your inbox, ready for you to delve into our new content. If not, what are you waiting for? AE Quarterly features articles written by the AE team on business topics relevant to our Caribbean audience. The featured articles …

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Understanding Payment Trends

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Aim of the Project In Barbados, consumers can pay for goods and services using cash, debit cards, credit cards, cheques, or direct debits (automated payments) from their bank account or online services that link to their credit/debit cards. Our client wanted to understand why the use of certain payment methods was declining while others …

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What Next for the Barbados Economy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The current state of the Barbados economy The latest review of the economy from the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) stated that real GDP in Barbados rose by 1.6% in 2016, compared to 0.9% in 2015, on the back of the tourism industry – long-stay arrivals rose by 6.3% for the year up to …

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Greening Vehicular Transport in the Caribbean

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Aim of the Project Caribbean countries are largely dependent on fossil fuels to supply most of their energy needs. In Jamaica fossil fuel imports account for 28 percent of merchandise imports, and for 27 percent in both Guyana and Cuba. One of the main consumers of energy imports in the region is the transport …

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Our Work in Insurance

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Insurance Industry is indisputably one of the most important financial sectors in the Caribbean, managing US billions of dollars in assets. The fact that the ripple effects of the collapse, between 2009 and 2011, of two of the largest insurers in the region – British American Insurance Company Ltd. and Colonial Life Insurance Company …

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Welcome 2017!

2016 was a weird year, wasn’t it? As I reflect on last year and start executing our plans for 2017, I’m a bit surprised at how fast 2016 went. We had a busy year, and time flies when you’re having fun, but it seems like 2016 flew by! But then again, I also said that last …

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What’s Next for the Global Economy?

Antilles Economics co-founder, Professor Winston Moore, will be hosting the Facebook discussion of the Central Bank of Barbados’ 3rd Caribbean Economic Forum under the theme What’s Next for the Global Economy? at 8:05pm EST. Join featured presenter Dr. Simon Johnson, Distinguished Visiting Fellow Professor of Entrepreneurship and Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute, in a live discussion on CBC …

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