Capital Markets

Trinidad & Tobago Capital Markets

Following the 6% fall of Trinbagonian stocks in 2016, fund managers agreed that 2017 would bring further but more modest losses. Manufacturers and exporters in Trinidad and Tobago that incorporate local materials and have a strong brand could benefit from a weaker T&T dollar in 2017. With the national buy-and-hold mentality enduring, the expected listing of further tranches of First Citizens Bank and National Gas Company subsidiary NGL would bring some welcome trading activity in 2017. Nevertheless, the likelihood of continued high T&T dollar liquidity remains the central challenge to developing deeper and more liquid capital markets.

This chapter contains an interview with Subhas Ramkhelawan, Managing Director, Bourse Securities.