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Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2020

The decade closed with an uptick in activity in Trinidad and Tobago’s capital markets, largely due to increases in initial public offerings, a series of mergers and acquisitions, and a number of bonds issued in the latter half of 2018 and into 2019. Even so, activity in the financial markets remains muted, a pattern seen across many bourses in the Caribbean. The local market tends to be highly...

Chapter | Banking from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2020

In the face of economic sluggishness in 2019, Trinidad and Tobago’s banking sector showed continued consolidation and resilience. As the sector plays an increasingly critical role in the country’s diversification progress, executives are focused on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises. In the near term, domestic banks are seeking to hone their competitive edge and enhance their...

Trinidad and Tobago is the largest producer of oil and gas in the Caribbean. While there is a need to diversify the economy away from its dependence on hydrocarbons, a number of new discoveries in late 2019 appear set to support a short-term recovery in the energy sector and lend financing to the wider economy.

 

Micro-insurance represents a new development path for Ghana’s insurance industry, and protecting workers and businesses from unforeseen events, such as flood or drought, is emerging as a policy priority for regional governments. Low median incomes have traditionally excluded many Ghanaians from financial services, but the emergence of the...

 

What has driven the increase in capital requirements, and how will it impact the market?

 

The use of sophisticated algorithms in wealth management is leading to improved efficiency and transparency in the financial services sector, benefitting both providers and clients. In particular, so-called robo-advisory firms are disrupting the industry and helping to boost financial inclusion. Primarily concentrated in developed markets such...