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Business Guardian

Though the economies of the Caribbean are still considered “emerging markets”, they can be segmented into two main categories.

Firstly, there are the com­modity producers like T&T and Suriname and, secondly, there are the service-based econo­mies like Jamaica and Barbados.

When commodity prices like oil and gold do well, the T&T and...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago operates an open capital account system, which means that there are no government-imposed restrictions on the domestic ownership of foreign assets or on foreign ownership of domestic assets.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

How many of you are aware that the local stock market has outperformed the three main US stock markets between the beginning of the year and Tuesday?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Last year, inflation levels in T&T surged to its all-time high of 16.2 per cent (year on year change) in August. This was a cause for great concern for all citizens who watched helplessly as the purchasing power of their money eroded day by day.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Natural gas has gone the full transformation from nuisance to necessity. This 180 degrees transformation is due in part to government policy, technology, reserves and an open business model. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Minister of National Security, John Sandy and Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs made it quite clear to the chamber and other business organisations recently that their strategy in fighting crime is not one of being focused on enforcement exclusively.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Recently there has been quite a lot of commentary on the local capital markets. Over the past two weeks the editor of the Business Guardian has focused on the T&T stock market and on the local banking sector.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Q: My 12-year-old has often tried to launch little businesses, but he becomes frustrated when he fails. He tried making and selling wallets. Then he tried selling his artwork. He also set up a lawn-mowing service, but his mom and dad were his only customers.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Toward the end of last year as a row raged between the Board of Directors of Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL), owned by the Government, and the Minister of Transport, Jack Warner, alarm was expressed by several commentators at published reports in Port-of-Spain that CAL might not proceed with plans...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

As T&T’s non-renewable resources continue to be consumed, the need for diversification becomes more significant, especially in these challenging economic times.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Members of the business community are very encouraged by the statements made by the Finance Minister that the country would experience a two per cent growth.

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