Economists to Discuss Technical Matters in Barbados


Created 19 Oct, 2006
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Local and regional economists will discuss monetary, financial and central banking issues facing Caribbean countries when they meet at the Accra Beach Hotel and Resort in Barbados from October 31 to November 3, 2006.

They’ll be attending the XXXV111th Annual Monetary Studies Conference sponsored jointly by the Central Bank of Barbados and the Caribbean Centre for Monetary Studies (CCMS).

The economists will present papers on the theme Strengthening Economic Relationships Within the Caribbean Region.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • New Financial Instruments and Capital Market Development
  • Cross Border Flows
  • Policy Harmonisation
  • Financial Regulation
  • Services Sector- Led Growth Strategies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions; and
  • Financing Development

“The CCMS Conference addresses critical issues of vital concern and importance to governments and industries, and provide a forum where policy issues are presented, considered and discussed,” Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados and conference co-host, Dr. Marion Williams, commented.

Prime Minister the Right Honourable Owen Arthur has agreed to deliver the Feature Address and open the conference on Tuesday, October 31. The conference is by invitation only.

On November 1, however, the public will be afforded the opportunity to hear Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, Ewart Williams, speak on Financial Integration in the Caribbean: History, Prospects and Challenges”.  Mr. Williams will present the XX1st Memorial Adlith Brown lecture, a lecture series in honour of one of the past co-coordinators of the CCMS.

Established in 1969, the Regional Programme of Monetary Studies (renamed the   Caribbean Centre for Monetary Studies in 1995) facilitates high quality research in monetary, financial and central banking issues in the region.

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