Tag: debt

How Much Debt Do You Owe?

Everybody has heard that the Government is working hard to bring down the debt. This is very true and great strides have been made. So how much debt, does each man, woman and child on this fair island owe? To

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Economy Update: End of April 2016

April 2016’s instalment of diGJamaica’s monthly Economy Update is here. Interesting takeaways include: Jamaica experiencing a period of deflation (decreasing of price levels), as the YTD inflation rate is-1.3% up to March 2016 The continued depreciation of the Jamaican dollar

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Economy Update: End of February 2016

Above is diGJamaica’s Economy Update for February 2016, showing the performance of key economic indicators and the percentage change compared to 12 months ago. For the percentage change comparison, green boxes or text indicate that the category’s value has improved since last

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5 Facts About The PetroCaribe Repurchase Deal

The Jamaican government’s current plan to repurchase the nation’s PetroCaribe debt is a source of great discussion locally, as many have chimed in on this deal’s possible implications. Opinions on the issue are varied with arguments being made both in favour and opposition of

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Snapshot of Jamaica’s Economy At The End Of April

diGgers To see Inflation, GDP, more Charts and year over year comparisons click here —-> diGJamaica’s Economy Dashboard

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2013 – Marginal Increase in Jamaica’s External Debt Burden

Quick Analysis of The Increase in Jamaica’s External Debt as at December 31, 2013 1. As at December 31, 2013, Jamaica’s external debt grew by barely 1% compared to December 31, 2012. This is both good and bad at the

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6 Things You Need To Know About Today – March 3, 2014

Say No To Coal – Expert Sounds Warning Over Electricity Plan For Logistics Hub. One of Jamaica’s leading physicists and an expert in climate change has blasted as fundamentally flawed, Government’s endorsement of the use of coal-generated electricity for its planned

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Chart of the Week: Change in Total Debt vs Change in Exchange Rate

digGers it is common knowledge amongst all, big and small, here and abroad, that Jamaica land we love is a ‘Debt Ridden country. In a number of previous blogposts we have given you a in-depth expedition into the layers of

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Stock Market Indices Rise- May 2013

The Jamaica Stock Exchange index ended trading in May with 87,577.92 points which represents a 5% increase over the 83,476 points it ended April 2013. However, a 1% decrease under the 88,381.96 points it ended May 2012. While, the Jamaica

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IMF Survey: IMF Loan to Help Jamaica Cope With Growth and Debt Challenges

“In this interview, the IMF’s mission chief for Jamaica, Jan Kees Martijn, discusses the key priorities for Jamaica and what it will take for the program to succeed.”  See answers to questions: IMF Survey: Jamaicans know they face significant economic

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