Barbados: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select Country Reports from Publications column on the right. Highlights include:

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Barbados

Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

 

Barbados Country Review

Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

 

 

Barbados Economic Competitiveness

Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks.  Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings.  Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.

Finance, Trade, & Commerce

BuyUSA.gov U.S. Commercial Services: Barbados

http://www.buyusa.gov/caribbean/en/overview_of_barbados.html

From the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) Provides information to U.S. businesses exporting goods and services, including trade agreements, market research, trade event lists, industry specific information.

Global Edge: Barbados

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/barbados/

Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Barbados

http://www.heritage.org/Index/Country/Barbados

A Web resource evaluating the following areas: Barbados’ trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.

News & Journals

    Note: Press Display provides online access to over 400 titles of today’s newspaper’s from around the world in full-color and full-page format. To get a list of newspapers by country select the country from the sidebar.

 

Statistics & Government Resources

Central Bank of Barbados

http://www.centralbank.org.bb/

The official Web site of the Central Bank ofBarbados includes information on currency rates, monetary policy, statistics and much more.

Barbados Statistical Service

http://www.barstats.gov.bb/

A Web site from the Barbados Statistical Service .