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Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2017

A gradual recovery in the number of projects on construction firms’ order books for 2017 is expected. Current performance in the sector hints that an improvement could come, based on a moderate pick-up in the energy sector and greater public sector demand. Progress is being made to develop public-private partnerships and push forward with the project pipeline. Although the real estate market...

After facing headwinds such as depressed international energy prices, and rising debt and fiscal imbalances, Trinidad and Tobago’s economic recession appears to be turning a corner, with GDP growth projected to climb to 0.3% in 2017 and 3.4% in 2018. As one of the largest and most diversified economies in the English-speaking Caribbean, the country is beginning to benefit from the new administration’s process of fiscal adjustment and economic diversification, spurred on by an ambitious public works pipeline.

With economic growth reducing poverty and increasing the size of Colombia’s middle class, government programmes are having a major impact in lowering the country’s housing deficit.

Programmes to allocate free homes to the lowest-income segments, reduce the costs of acquisition and ease access to banking credit for other segments of the population...

 

To what extent has currency depreciation had an impact in terms of foreign investment?

 

Structural precaution against risk, along with an influx of investment coming from government housing programmes as well as private investors, continue to fuel Colombia’s housing market. Although government support has primarily focused on the lower-income segments of the population, the expansion of the middle class has helped move housing...

 

With plans set to modernise transport networks and government-led housing programmes expanding the availability of homes, Colombia’s construction sector remains an essential part of the economy.