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USVI moving toward visa-free travel for CARICOM nationals

FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique, Monday October 21, 2013

United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor John de Jongh said he would seek to encourage visitors from the English speaking Caribbean to his country and is moving to get Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals to enter the country without the necessary United States visa.

CMC 

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October 2013

China’s Economy Rebounds, but Is It Rebalancing?

October 18, 2013

China’s GDP has picked up, growing 7.8 percent in the third quarter. That compares with 7.5 percent in the three months from April through June and 7.7 percent in the first quarter of the year. The acceleration has sparked hopes that China’s economy has finally rebounded after two quarters of weakening growth.

Bloomberg Business Week

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October 2013

Barbados is a well regulated and reputable jurisdiction

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday October 4, 2013

The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) has defended the reputation of the island as a “well regulated and reputable jurisdiction” after indicating it was aware of reports in the Canadian press regarding the operation of a Barbados-based financial institution.

 CMC

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October 2013

Four Caribbean Brands make Taste 13 Final in Germany

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday October 10, 2013

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in partnership with the Deutsche Geselleschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is pleased to announce that four of the 12 companies being supported to attend ANUGA on 5-9, October 2013, as part of the Caribbean Kitchen have been selected for the prestigious Taste13 awards.

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October 2013

Four Caribbean Brands Make it to the Taste 13 Finals

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 3, 2013.

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in partnership with the Deutsche Geselleschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is pleased to announce that four of the 12 companies being supported to attend ANUGA on 5-9, October 2013, as part of the Caribbean Kitchen have been selected for the prestigious Taste13 awards.

(Grenada Barnacle)

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October 2013

US Budget Deadlock Spooks Investors

LONDON, Wednesday October 2nd 2013

Financial markets grew increasingly downbeat Wednesday as investors fretted over the partial shutdown of the U.S. government. Even Italy's stock market gave up ground despite widespread relief over the Italian government's victory in a confidence vote.

(Stamford Advocate)

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October 2013

Understanding Global Competitiveness

Wednesday | September 18, 2013

THE GLOBAL Competitiveness Report helps to explain why some countries are more prosperous than others by assessing the important factors that contribute to economic growth and a country's ability to increase its population's income. The report is a guide for policymakers and business leaders in their attempts to formulate the appropriate structural reforms to move their countries forward. The report assesses each country's competitiveness in this globalised world, highlighting that policymakers must avoid complacency and should industriously continue to implement proper reforms and investments necessary to guarantee that their countries can provide thriving economies and employment for its citizens.

by Dr. Andre Haughton

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September 2013

How BRICS Consumers Behave

The BRIC acronym was coined by Goldman Sachs back in 2001 to describe four of the leading emerging markets of the time: Brazil, Russia, India and China.

September 2013

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