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Trinidad: ECLAC predicts challenging 2019

THE United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sees 2019 as a period of global uncertainties which could impact on the region’s economies.

This view was articulated by ECLAC executive secretary Alicia Barcena as she examined the Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2018, at a press conference in Santiago, Chile last Thursday.

Latin American and Caribbean economies are projected to record economic growth of 1.7 per cent, slightly below the 1.8 per cent figure which ECLAC released last October.

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