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Report | The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2015

Lower government revenues following the downturn in global hydrocarbons prices have prompted Trinidad and Tobago to re-evaluate its spending priorities and intensify its efforts to diversify the largely energy-driven economy. Thanks to the country’s strong fundamentals, 2015 is expected to be a recovery year, with the Caribbean Development Bank forecasting expansion of 1.7%, after GDP growth of less than 1% in 2014. 

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Articles & Analysis | Navigating choppy waters: Page 24 from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2015

Ranking high on a number of economic indicators, T&T’s per capita income was $21,310 in 2014, the third highest in the Americas, and nominal GDP reached $27.6bn in FY 2014/15. The strength of the energy sector has enabled T&T to maintain a stable, strong currency and post consistent current-account surpluses. State-owned companies also play...

Articles & Analysis | Trinidad & Tobago in figures: Breakdown of the labour force, Sept. 2013 (%) from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2015

(000 bpd) 0 30 60 90 120 150 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 Community, social & personal services Wholesale/ retail trade tourism Construction Financial services Transport, storage & comms. Other manufacturing Petroleum & gas Other agriculture Other 31.9 19 15.1 8.8 7.9 7.8 3.7 3.5 2.4 (%) SOURCE: CSO SOURCE: WEF Rank/144 Overall Global Competitiveness Index* 89...

Articles & Analysis | The story of the steel drum in Trinidad and Tobago from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2015

Just like the emergence of the tango in South America in the 1890s, or the explosion of rock and roll in the US in the 1950s, Trinidad and Tobago’s steelpan bands have a rich and compelling story, mixing poverty, rebellion, humour, creativity, musical skill and the islands’ redefined national identity.

Articles & Analysis | A place to rest your head: Trinidad hotel listings from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2015

View contact details and general information for some of the leading hotels and resorts in Trinidad

Articles & Analysis | Useful information for business and leisure travellers from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2015

ETIQUETTE: In formal business meetings, the same attire worn in Europe and the US is the norm. Temperatures can be quite high during the dry season, making dress codes slightly more flexible.

Interviews & Viewpoints | Mark Laquis, Managing Partner, Pollonais, Blanc, de la Bastide & Jacelon, on the financial services regulatory framework from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2015

Trinidad and Tobago has not been immune to the effects of the recent global crisis on the financial services industry. The energy sector – the largest contributor to the local economy – has also been significantly affected by the global downturn, culminating in the sharp fall in oil prices over the last year.