A Miami-based publication says it is launching a new effort to measure Cuba’s economic pulse.

The Cuba Standard Economic Trend Index, compiled by a team of Cuba-born economists, will offer a monthly outlook on Cuba’s economy by using an “independent measurement,” according to a statement released last week.

Organizers say the index will fill the “information gap” for potential investors, academics and others with an interest in Cuba’s economy, for which there are few accurate reports available. The only official data on the island’s GDP and economic development are released twice a year during sessions of Cuba’s National Assembly, or through partial reports issued by the National Information and Statistics Institute (ONEI), which are almost always months late...



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