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Country Report Barbados 4th Quarter

  • ID: 2138823
  • December 2014
  • Region: Barbados
  • 26 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

The island's economic woes, capped by large fiscal and current-account deficits, will remain the most pressing challenge for the prime minister, Freundel Stuart of the Democratic Labour Party.

Despite mounting economic pressures, Barbados will remain one of the most politically stable countries in the Caribbean, thanks to good govern-ance standards, strong institutions and comparatively high average incomes.

After an estimated slight contraction in 2014, the economy will rebound modestly in 2015-16, to an average of 0.6%, as domestic and external conditions improve. Growth will still be well below pre-crisis rates.

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Country Report Barbados 4th Quarter

Outlook for 2015-16

Basic data
Land area
Main town
Weather in Bridgetown (altitude 55 metres)
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of government
Head of state
The executive
National legislature
Legal system
National elections
National government
Main political organisations
Key ministers
Central Bank governor

Economic structure: Annual indicators

Economic structure: Quarterly indicators

Outlook for 2015-16: Political stability

Outlook for 2015-16: Election watch

Outlook for 2015-16: International relations

Outlook for 2015-16: Policy trends

Outlook for 2015-16: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2015-16: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2015-16: International assumptions

Outlook for 2015-16: Economic growth

Outlook for 2015-16: Inflation

Outlook for 2015-16: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2015-16: External sector

Outlook for 2015-16: Forecast summary

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