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Country Report Virgin Islands (British) 1st Quarte

  • ID: 2101396
  • March 2012
  • Region: United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Great Britain
  • 16 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

151 sq km; comprises 47 islands, of which 16 are inhabited; located 80 km east of Puerto Rico

29,537 (2010 official estimate)

Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke

Industry List: Agriculture and food production, Energy, Mining (excluding oil and gas), Financial Services, Travel and Tourism
Industry Codes (NAIC): 11;212;22;52;72
Industry Codes (SIC): 1;10;49;60;70

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Country Report Virgin Islands (British) 1st Quarter

Summary
Review

Basic data

Basic data: Land area
Population
Major islands
Capital
Climate
Weather in Road Town
Language
Measures
Currency
Time
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of government
The executive
Head of state
Legislature
Legal system
Elections
Government
Main political organisations
Key ministers

Economic structure: Annual indicators

Review: The new NDP government seeks a policy consensus

Review: Customs duties are cut to reduce business costs

Review: A debate over work permits gets under way

The region: Summary
Outlook for 2012-13
Recent developments

The region: Weak economic growth will result in volatility

The region: Crime will remain a destabilising force

The region: Regional integration will remain an elusive goal

The region: Public-sector debt levels will remain worryingly high

The region: Soft US and UK demand will continue to affect tourism

The region: Resource-based investments will recover only slowly

The region: A loss of preferences will hurt the region's agriculture sector

The region: Financial-sector performance will vary across the region

The region: A Caricom report underscores the crisis facing regional body

The region: Tourist arrivals figures show improvement

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