24 February 2006

From banking to financial services


Not very long ago, when countries started to ‘construct’ National Economic Plans, financial services featured very little if at all. The fo...
27 January 2006

The CARICOM Single Market and Economy Demystifying the concept


Can you imagine our Caribbean region without national borders and without barriers to trade and the movement of people? This scenario is intended to ...
28 October 2005

Focus on the underground economy


This year, the month of October is being featured throughout the OECS as Financial Literacy month, and this week "Viewpoint" has chosen to place the s...
23 September 2005

Equity and economic growth


Just over 30 years ago Sir Arthur Lewis the Caribbean's Nobel laureate in Economics, was moved to remark about the Less Developed Countries (LDCs) of ...
26 August 2005

Cultivating a new business culture


"A few men own capital, and those few avoid labour themselves, but with their capital, hire or buy another few to labour for them. The prudent pennil...
22 July 2005

Moving towards fairer trade


Trade liberalization is being advocated in contemporary development circles as holding the key to assisting low-income countries to boost growth and e...
24 June 2005

The role of investment in SVG’s growth agenda


“Competitive advantage no longer rests on a country’s natural endowments, but on its ability to create a business environment along with sup...