A Closer Look at Stock Splits

Companies can split their stocks for a number of reasons and may be done in a variety of ways. There are two main types of stock splits, a forward stock…

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Uncertainty Clouds 2022 Economic Recovery

2021 started off with great expectations that COVID-19 restrictions around the world may ease and some level of normalcy may return during the course of the year. Indeed, projections at…

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The Jamaican Stock Exchange

History The Jamaican Stock Exchange (JSE) was the first stock exchange established in the Caribbean. It was incorporated in 1968 and commenced operations in 1969. The JSE stands as one…

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Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

In the budget presentation for fiscal year 2021/2022, the Trinidad and Tobago government expressed its interest in implementing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a means to comply with global requirements,…

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United States Consumption Outlook

 Current Economic Developments The outlook for United States (US) consumption is positive as growth in household savings throughout 2020, strong job and wage progress during 2021, as well as the…

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The Future is Electric

What is an EV (Electric Vehicle) An EV is an acronym for an electric vehicle. EVs are vehicles that are either partially or fully powered by electric power. Electric vehicles…

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Economic Impact of Climate Change in the Caribbean

The Caribbean has been blessed with picturesque landscapes, irresistible pristine beaches and a melting pot of races and cultural heritage, making it an idyllic vacation hotspot for scores of tourists…

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Review of Equity Markets over the 3rd Quarter 2021

International Market ReviewThe momentum witnessed in the first half of the year, waned in the third quarter of 2021 as near-term outlooks dimmed due to rising coronavirus cases globally owing…

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Strong Prospects for T&T’s Economic Recovery in 2022

After managing almost two years of lockdown and economic constraint, Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) cautiously re-opens in an effort to kick-start the economy with strong prospects in place. Following a…

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Global Stagflation Concerns

Price pressures have been increasing markedly over the past few months – a trend that has been observed globally, as supply chain disruptions continue to sweep over some of the…

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Sun, Sand, Sea and Fiscal Space…The Caribbean Economy

The Caribbean region has long been trapped in a vicious cycle of low economic growth and onerous debt, exacerbated by its inherently small, narrow and highly open economies, which increase…

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QUANTITATIVE EASING AND THE FED’S ASSETS TAPERING

In financial news today, much concern and discussion is being held about the US Federal Reserve System (Fed) tapering its asset purchases. Tapering in the world of finance, refers to…

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Has T&T’s Economy Become More or Less Energy-Dependent?

Economic diversification has been on Trinidad and Tobago’s agenda since the first “oil boom” of the 1970s, and has remained a major topic of intellectual debate and policy discussion ever…

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