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Harry van Schaick, The Americas Regional Editor

Harry van Schaick
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Harry van Schaick
9 December 2019
OBG CEO Surveys

Continually subdued commodity prices and a humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Venezuela are two of a multitude of challenging external factors affecting the Trinbagonian economy in 2020. As the twin island nation exits recession, business leaders answering OBG’s latest CEO survey have reflected on some of the key issues affecting the country’s current economic trajectory.

Harry van Schaick
9 December 2019
OBG CEO Surveys

In spite of the multitude of global challenges, as well as the need to tackle ongoing domestic issues, there is noticeable optimism among business leaders across the country. In the latest Trinidad & Tobago CEO Survey around two-thirds of respondents said that their company is either likely or very likely to make a significant capital investment in the next 12 months. In terms of government policy post-elections, business leaders agree that the dual priorities for the 2020 government should be both to tackle crime (37%) and diversify the economy away from dependence on oil and natural gas (39%).

Harry van Schaick
28 October 2019
Focus Reports

The potential of Hidalgo as an industrial hub is hardly a new discovery, stemming back to the 1950s when the manufacturing city of Fray Bernardino de Sahagún in the southern municipality of Tepeapulco was founded as part of a federal government initiative to house the Mexican automotive producer National Diesel, also known as DINA, and national rail construction company Constructora Nacional de Carros de Ferrocarril (Concarril).