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- Jamaica On Course to Hit December IMF Targets
Nationwide 90FM / Jamaica – Mon Dec 18, 2017
Jamaica remains on track to reach its December quantitative and indicative targets under the Precautionary Standby Arrangement, PSBA, with the International Monetary Fund, IMF. That’s according to a statement from the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, EPOC.
- S&P affirms Bahamas credit rating
The Bahamas Investor / Bahamas – Mon Dec 18, 2017
The US-based credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s (S&P), has affirmed The Bahamas’ sovereign credit rating while continuing to ascribe a “stable” long-term outlook to the Caribbean country due to the new government’s “solid mandate to facilitate economic and debt stabilization”. In its statement, S&P gave the Bahamas’ sovereign credit rating as BB+/B.
- Cuba boosts trade ties with Cold War ally Russia as US disengages
Reuters.com / Cuba – Tue Dec 19, 2017
Russian exports to Cuba jumped 81 percent on the year to $225 million in the January-September period, official Russian data shows. That is just a quarter of the exports of Cuba’s chief merchandise trading partner, China, but growing fast.
- JEP successfully closes $17 billion syndicated loan
RJRNewsOnline.com / Jamaica – Mon Dec 18, 2017
Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP), Jamaica’s largest Independent Power Provider (IPP), has announced the successful closing of a J$17 billion seven-year syndicated loan.