July 18, 2019

Economists join claims for governor’s ouster; PRMA asks for ‘swift action’

July 17, 2019

Open Spaces denounces ‘use and abuse’ of gov’t power

July 17, 2019

NY Fed to launch ‘Investment Connection’ program in P.R. this fall

July 17, 2019

New car sales show 6.3% increase in June, vs. same month in ’18, GUIA says

July 15, 2019

Private Sector Coalition blasts corruption, demands ‘corrective action’

ECONOMY

U.S.-China trade war means ‘shift’ for Puerto Rico, economic firm says

The trade war between the U.S. and China will mean a shift in the structure and dynamics of prices, including costlier construction costs, and increased risks of a delayed economic recovery, according to an analysis published by the H. Calero Consulting firm. In the latest edition of its “Pulse” publication, the firm says the spat between the two world powers can “jeopardize the viability of recently renegotiated debt repayments. These risks imply that economic policy will need to be flexible so as not to be caught off guard once again.” As of Fiscal 2018, Puerto Rico had a $58

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New car sales show 6.3% increase in June, vs. same month in ’18, GUIA says

The United Automobile Importers Group announced that a total of 10,200 new cars were sold in Puerto Rico last month, representing a 6.3% increase vs. the 9,596 units sold during the same month in Jun

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New car sales skid 3.1% in May, as demand for vehicles drops

New car sales in Puerto Rico reflected a drop in May, when a total of 8,865 units were sold, representing a 3.1% drop in comparison to the 9,152 units sold during the same month last year. Statist

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P.R.’s new car sales come to a halt in April with a 9.3% Y-O-Y drop

The United Automobile Importers Group (known as GUIA for its initials in Spanish) reported a 9.3% drop in sales during April 2019, when compared to the same month last year. The organization that

ENVIRONMENT

EPA chief visits P.R. to review recovery initiatives post-’17 hurricanes

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Pete Lopez visited Puerto Rico recently as part of the agency’s “aggressive efforts” to advance recovery from Hurricanes Irma and María, as well as tackle ongoing environmental challenges in the Caribbean. The trip included participation in forums, with an array of community groups such as the San Juan Bay Estuary program, the Coral Reef Task Force and the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association. Lopez also met with Commonwealth and local partners to strengthen the partnerships formed during the emergency response and continue the close coordination on recov