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Recovery an uphill climb, says Mascoll


Albert Brandford, [email protected]

Recovery an uphill climb, says Mascoll

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ECONOMIC ADVISER to the Opposition, Dr Clyde Mascoll, says the International Monetary Fund’s view that the Barbados economy appears to have turned a corner does not mean recovery “but rather the beginning of a tough uphill climb”.

“This connotes images of the economy being at a roundabout, in which case, the turning is a matter of degree,” Mascoll told the SUNDAY SUN yesterday.

Following its May 9-19 Article IV Consultation, the IMF staff based its view, essentially, on real GDP having grown by 0.8 per cent in 2015, underpinned by a surge in tourism arrivals, relative to 0.2 per cent in 2014 and an average of -0.3 per cent in 2008-14.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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