Consumer demand essential for growth

Jamaica Observer: “Consumer demand essential for growth”

In September 2008, I wrote an article titled “Risk of a double dip recession?” where I pointed to the fact that there was a very real risk of a double dip recession despite “green shoots” at the time.

Jamaica Observer: “Realising Jamaica’s potential — the Banks role after the JDX”

In an extremely timely speech to the Rotary Club of Kingston, Scotiabank CEO Bruce Bowen squarely faced the contentious issue of interest rates. Observing that “Like politicians, Bankers as a group are easy to hate”, Bowen focused more specifically on bank lending rates and interest spreads.