Barbados to Host Launch of IMF’s Regional Economic Outlook, 13 Oct. 2011
The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) will be teaming up with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to launch the Fund’s Regional Economic Outlook at the Tom Adams Financial Centre on October 13, 2011.
The IMF’s Outlook provides in-depth coverage of recent economic developments in the region, and country-specific analyses of risks ranging from inflation, economic overheating, rising commodity prices, and rapid credit growth, as well as prospects for the private sector, trade and public spending.
The REO is produced twice a year and is launched in a different region every time. The October launch will be the first one for Barbados.
The Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, David Vegara will release the findings, and a panel discussion featuring leading local academics and a businessperson will follow.
Dr. Patricia Downes-Grant, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life Inc., Dr. Justin Robinson, Head of Management Studies, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and Dr. Denny Lewis-Bynoe, Director of Economics, Caribbean Development Bank are the panellists. Dr. DeLisle Worrell, Governor, Central Bank of Barbados is the moderator for the discussion.
The launch of the REO in Barbados follows on the release of the World Economic Outlook in September in which the IMF predicted a deceleration in the world economic growth this year from 5% percent to 4%.