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Economic Data

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.

BOJ working to make savings more attractive in J$ than US$

February 23rd, 2017|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 [...]

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ECONOMY RECORDS GROWTH IN 2nd QUARTER OF THE FISCAL YEAR – JULY to SEPTEMBER, 2016

November 28th, 2016|Economic Data|

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, [...]