CARICOM mini-summit to assess economic transformation strategy

Jamaica Gleaner: “CARICOM mini-summit to assess economic transformation strategy”

In a matter of days, a task force of five CARICOM leaders will meet in Jamaica to discuss a regional approach to the global economic and financial crisis. The group – the third that the Caribbean has created on this issue – includes the president of Guyana and prime ministers of Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and St Vincent.

Jamaica Observer: “Recent events signal positive outlook for medium-term”

It need not be said that economies worldwide face a challenging year. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the most recent update to its World Economic Outlook predicted a 1.4 per cent contraction in the global economy for 2009 compared with 2008.

Jamaica Observer: “Commercial banks must pass through additional BOJ interest rate cuts”

On Monday, August 3, Scotiabank Jamaica will reduce its base lending rate by one per cent, from 21.5 per cent to 20.5 per cent, passing through the one per cent reduction in the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) interest rate of Friday, July 24.