Recent Data on Cuba’s Fiscal Position

The Cuban National Statistical Office (ONEI) has recently released data for the fiscal position of the general government, which includes the central, provincial and municipal governments but not the state enterprises. Developments in 2014 Developments in 2014 suggest a moderate relaxation of fiscal policy albeit still within the basic framework of fiscal restraint in place […]

Cuba Coping With Venezuela Quagmire

Cuba is avoiding severe economic damage from the economic turmoil in its close ally Venezuela.  Officials report an increase in annualized real GDP of 4.7% in the first half of 2015 after meager expansion of 1.3% in the previous year.[1]  The expansion is broadly based across productive sectors particularly industry,  agriculture and commerce.  This at […]