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Government’s big spend

Manning considers biggest budget ever

By the close of the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the Government would have deposited US$9 billion in the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF).

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Can US-type collapse happen here?

It is a testament to the mood in the country that a surprisingly large number of educated people are so sour and pessimistic about what’s happening in T&T at this point that they are just waiting for the sky to fall and crush the Government, which includes the Manning administration and the Panday-led opposition.



Manning calls for creativity in manufacturing

Prime Minister Patrick Manning has called on local exporters to use innovation and creativity to keep growth strong and attract new consumers.

T&T bid for IFC on schedule

The first two steps in the process for the establishment of the T&T International Financial Centre (TTIFC) have already been completed. This according to Finance Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira.

XL failure spells worries for Tobago tourism

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has stepped in to rescue Tobagonians stranded in the UK following the collapse of popular budget carrier XL Airways.

Govt promises help for manufacturers after EPA signing

Local exporters will soon be able to make use of what has been described as “sophisticated, quality management systems” to reach new markets which possess non-tariff barriers for trade following the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU).





Play the right cards with local currency debt

In the quest for yield pick-up in an environment where volatility and uncertainty reigns, many investment managers are opting for riskier but high-yielding government debt denominated in local currencies, ranging from Brazilian real to Colombian peso to even Turkish lira.

Houston we have a problem

Where to begin? I had a specific topic in mind for this week’s piece but so much has happened during the course of last week that it became difficult to even figure out what to write and how to frame it.

Hope for the rupee?

Asian currencies—with the exception of the Japanese Yen—have been severely falling in value against the US dollar over the past few months.




Alliances & joint ventures

At a time in the global marketplace when business alliances are a popular engine for growth, executives are faced with a challenge: whether or not to invest in sharpening their alliance management capabilities.

Business world today

A psychological update

The global business landscape is a constantly evolving one, having to adapt to changing times and shifting demands.




Addressing lawlessness by Fixing the Police Service

Shortly after making his public pronouncement that the Police Service owes T&T an apology, the chamber visited acting Commissioner of Police James Philbert at his office to learn about his approach to what is now an Herculean task of making things right.

Political union?

The devil is in the detail

The leaders of the seven-nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are reported to have agreed on September 11 that their countries will form a political union with T&T.

Reflections on Independence

This column was conceived on Independence Day and the recent major flooding has given us cause for reflection.







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