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The 13th IMF Test

What Is The Current Situation?

Jamaica has successfully completed 12 consecutive quarterly review tests under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) offered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). An internal review IMF team visited the island in August and they have outlined a set of policies necessary for Jamaica to complete the 13th review under the EFF.

Telecommunications And Regulation

Today we continue a series of guest columns ahead of the October 26-28 regional regulation conference in Montego Bay, St James. It is being organised by the Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) and hosted by the local Office of Utility Regulation (OUR).

Invest Wisely!

In this globalised business environment, persons who wish to invest in stocks and bonds can do so with relative ease compared to 20 years ago. The global appetite for stock investments has been evolving - as more people see the need for investment, more countries open stock markets.

The Runaway Dollar

The exchange rate ended closing day on Tuesday at little less than J$128 to US$1. Coming from approximately $120 to $1 at the start of January 2016, consumers anticipated the rate to plateau at US$125 to J$1 the most.

However, the depreciating trend has continued like a freight train and already the currency has depreciated by more than five per cent since the start of the year.


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