Trade wars

President Trump and his ultra-rich government have crudely appropriated some old ideas from progressive development economists.

Innovation

Economists think of technology as knowledge of the production process of a firm or industry.

Oil and other sectors

Could Guyana escape the natural resource curse?

Part 6 The previous column explored how the lack of economic research capacity might have contributed to the lopsided contract in favour of ExxonMobil.

The changing tourism market

Diversity of service With November being the month in which Caribbean countries were asked to celebrate tourism, this writer was encouraged to explore the subject of tourism further, particularly as it pertained to Guyana. 

Tourism and its economic value

General overview More often than not when one thinks about a tourist area, blue waters, white sandy beaches and surf boards are things that come to mind.

The brown and barren aftermath

Extreme damage The extreme damage and swath of devastation that have occurred over the past weeks have left many wondering as to what is really happening with global warming and climate change.

Banks and their customers

Dominant Recall from last week’s article, the overall situation of the commercial banks can be regarded as satisfactory despite the distortions in the foreign exchange market earlier in the year. 

Banks and their customers

Part 1 Decline in profits The Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry (GBTI) has reported its half-year profits for the year 2017.  

A perspective on local content

Noise around local content Guyanese have been clamouring for local content provisions in their relationship with ExxonMobil since it became obvious that oil production will be undertaken by the multinational oil giant. 

Knowing your company

Complex makeup Many Guyanese have heard the adage “Show me your company and I’ll tell you who you are”. 

A likely sector coup

A novelty From the look of things, almost everyone in Guyana is preoccupied with the events in the emerging oil and gas industry in the country.