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Caribbean & Central America - December 2018

JAMAICA: More of the same

The last time we looked at the Jamaica economy, in May 2018, we did so under the headline “Better news on employment, but growth still a concern”. We could employ the same headline today. In its latest review of Jamaica’s performance under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported on 5 November: “While macroeconomic stability is entrenched, with reduced public debt and improving social and unemployment indicators, growth remains subdued.”

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