It is always important organizations, companies, individuals and others who function within an economy to be aware of important happenings in that economy that will impact on their lifestyle. It is also important to have a grasp of external factors that impact on local economies. This section seeks to present information that will give consumers not only local but also a global perspective via relevant and up to date economic data.
Jamaicans’ appetite to invest in US currency has driven the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to increase its holdings on the foreign currency deposits of financial institutions, thus creating a disincentive for the banks to [...]
The Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica, Dr. Wayne Henry, reported at the Institute’s quarterly press briefing, that the economy continued to record growth during the second quarter of the fiscal year. For July–September 2016, [...]
Statistics relating to CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SUMMARY ACCOUNTS Fiscal Monitoring Table FY 2016/17 boj-gov-breifing-november-2016