JMMB Research

Economic Pulse

The Economic Pulse provides pertinent economic updates to keep you, the investor, informed. The research publication addresses issues of relevance to local investors, including macroeconomic and budget updates, as well as regional and international factors that may or may not directly impact Trinidad and Tobago

Budget Highlights: Navigating Economic Turbulence- October 2017


In light of the October 2nd, 2017 budget presentation for FY 2017/2018, we at JMMB Investments (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited take a look at the main comments made by Finance Minister Colm Imbert and discuss how they relate to investors and the economy. Read more...



 Reflections on our Macro-Fiscal Journeys by JMMB Group CEO Keith Duncan  - September 2017


On Friday 8th September 2017, JMMB Group in conjunction with the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, held our annual pre-budget forum entitled ‘A look at Economic Development in Trinidad and Tobago and the Region’. This riveting forum first looked at the progress from our neighbouring counterpart, Jamaica,  then secondly, highlighted some of the key concerns facing Trinidad and Tobago and offered some useful insights on how we, as a nation, can move forward.  Read more...



Cost of borrowing goes up- July 2015


On Friday, July 31st, Trinidad’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced that they would be raising the repo rate by 25 basis points to 4.25%. This is the 6th consecutive rise of the ‘Repo’ rate, the rate that the Central Bank lends to the commercial banks.  Read more...



Trinidad and Tobago Budget Summary- October 2015


The economic slowdown and need for revenue growth have been driven largely by the sustained decline and low levels of petroleum prices (currently below $50/ barrel), slowing energy sector output and exports as well as further reductions in revenue from the non-energy sector. Read more...


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