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Briefing | Jamaica The Most Lucrative Stock Market In The World

The Jamaican stock market has been on a four-year increasing trend where some stocks have doubled, some tripled and others increasing fourfold in value to provide excellent rates of return for investors.

Briefing | Cannabis Cultivation And Consumption Pattern In Jamaica 2017 - 2018

Fifty-three percent of cannabis enthusiasts want Jamaica to fully legalize cannabis while 27 percent want Jamaica to legalize but with strict controls. Only 18 percent are content with the current state of decriminalization and two percent want the laws to be reverted to where they were prior to 2015.

Briefing | Inflation Targeting And Expectation

The traditional role of the central bank appears to be evolving in modern macroeconomics. Monetary policy from the central bank was once responsible for acting as a counterbalance to fiscal policy to aid the government to achieve its objectives.

Briefing | Inflation Targeting Can Reduce Social Welfare

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) continues with the Inflation Targeting strategy, let us explore why, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

Elements Of Inflation Targeting

According to Mishkin (2001) in order for the strategy of inflation targeting to be effective it must contain the following key elements:

Briefing | Economic Transformation Necessary To Stabilise The Jamaica Dollar

What Is The Value Of The Jamaican Dollar Relative To The US?

The Jamaican dollar has depreciated to more than $130 to US$1 again. The price of the US dollar rose to an all-time high, selling for an average price of $132 to US$1 and has remained above $131 mark.

Briefing | Latin America And The Caribbean Economic Outlook For 2018



New Course: ECON 3030

ECON 3030 is a NEW final year elective which will expose students in their final year to specially chosen topics in economics. ECON 3030 will be offered in SEMESTER II (AY 2019/2010).

Briefing | Andrew Holness’ Budget Presentation: Taking Positive Actions To Secure The Future Of Our People

Last week, the prime minister gave his contribution to the Budget Debate for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Mr. Holness declared that he had brought his family to Parliament, which

Briefing | Dr. Peter Phillips Budget Reply: Empowering The People, Restoring Hope

The budget Debate continues and Dr. Peter Phillips, leader of the Opposition People's National Party, delivered his budget rebuttal, titled Empowering the People restoring Hope.

Where Was Phillips' Main Focus?

Briefing | What Is New In The Budget?


For the first time ever, to the best of my knowledge, the Government has tabled a Budget without implementing new tax revenue measures. Traditionally, we take it as a norm for the government to add a new tax category or increase the tax on an existing source to help generate revenue, given the country's limited fiscal space.

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