|Caribbean Markets||Index||Value||Change +-%||USD||EURO||GBP||CAD|
|Bahamas||BISX All Share Index||1,827.47||-0.02||0.00%||1.00||1.26||1.53||1.53|
|Barbados||BSE 1000 Index||656.56||0.00||0.00||1.98||2.13||2.82||1.37|
|Jamaica||JSE Market Index||156,273.84||-4,573.60||-2.84%||120.31||112.32||172.13||80.51|
Caribbean indexes declined following the deepening gloom in world markets. Crude oil prices dropped below $30 a barrel and fell 18% in the year-so-far. Market indexes in Europe and New York declined 3% or more in the week.
Costa Rica stands out as the only nation in Central and Latin America to have attracted foreign direct investment in manufacturing and services. That distinction seems even more unique, considering that most of this is efficiency-seeking FDI on sectors such as advanced manufacturing, medical devices and services.
One of the significant markets in the Caribbean region, the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, still has a lot of room to grow. Dealing with illiquidity and a limited offering, the manager Wain Iton primarily focuses on attracting new listings and new types of securities traded.
As the first demutualized stock exchange in the Caribbean, the Jamaica Stock Exchange is focused on improving liquidity and boosting regional cooperation on the back of solid growth in the country’s financial services sector.
|Gold||($ ounce)||1224.80||Copper||($ pound)||66.38||Crude oil||($ barrel)||60490.00||Natural Gas||($ mBtu)||3.87||Coffee||($ pound)||132.70||Cocoa||($ ton)||3112.00||Sugar||($ pound)||0.12|