Guyana Business Outlook Survey 2002

Ram & McRae, Chartered Accountants, Professional Services Firm is pleased to present the findings of its Annual Business Outlook Survey for the Year 2002.

This year's Survey, the eighth of its kind, includes the responses from forty-three companies of varying sizes, organisational cultures and products/services offered.

The focus of the Report is of course on the future, but to the extent that a comparison with Outlook 2001 is considered relevant we have commented briefly on any striking changes or similarities. Our Report is designed with the Guyana economy in mind. It tracks issues and trends that affect Guyanese businesses - including the level of business confidence, globalisation, the state of the economy, the compulsory land acquisition issue and the Investment Code. The Report also looks at the social and political dimension of the economy including issues such as crime and the thawing of relationship between the leaders of the country's two major political parties.

We take the opportunity to thank those companies that devoted time to share their views with us and by extension with their counterparts. We hope this Report compensates for their efforts by offering useful insights for the year 2002.

The Report does not include a copy of the Questionnaire to which the participating companies have responded. Both the Report and Questionnaire are available to the business community and politicians as well as members of the general public and may be uplifted from our Office on Waterloo Street.

We welcome any suggestions on how future surveys may be made more useful.

For more information about this Survey please contact:

Christopher Ram
Managing Partner
Ram & McRae
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
Professional Services Firm
157 'C' Waterloo Street
North Cummingsburg 
Georgetown 
Tel:  (592) 227-6141    Fax: (592) 225-4221
E-mail: ramc@networksgy.com