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Source: The Bahamas : Financial Sector Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2013/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2013

ISBN: 9781484357675

Keywords: offshore banks, banking supervision, financial soundness, international standards

This article is an overview of the structure of the Bahamian financial system. After the financial crisis in the United States, the Bahamian financial structure showed fragile growth. Tourism, the main source of in...

The Bahamas: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation

The Bahamas: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation »

Source: The Bahamas : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/118

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484355084

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Financial sector, Executive Board decisions, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that The Bahamas' real GDP is estimated to have expanded by 1.3 percent in 2017. Economic activity has been supported by the completion of Baha Mar, new foreign direct i...

The Bahamas: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

The Bahamas: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: The Bahamas : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/118

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484355084

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Financial sector, Executive Board decisions, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that The Bahamas' real GDP is estimated to have expanded by 1.3 percent in 2017. Economic activity has been supported by the completion of Baha Mar, new foreign direct i...

Caribbean offshore Financial Centers

Caribbean offshore Financial Centers »

Source: Caribbean offshore Financial Centers : Past, Present, and Possibilities for the Future

Volume/Issue: 2002/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Suss , Oral Williams , and Chandima Mendis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451851175

Keywords: offshore financial sectors, Financial Action Task Force, development strategies, financial services, financial institutions, offshore banks, international standards, Bahamas, Financial Institutions And Services,

The paper reviews the development of offshore financial activities in the English-speaking Caribbean islands and takes stock of the size and status of these sectors today. In view of the heightened concerns of the...

Chapter 3. Caribbean Tourism in the Global Marketplace: Trends, Drivers, and Challenges

Chapter 3. Caribbean Tourism in the Global Marketplace: Trends, Drivers, and Challenges »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The Caribbean region is highly dependent on tourism. The role of tourism in economic activity in the region increased steadily following the dismantling of the system of...

Chapter 4. Cuba Awakening: Potential Risks and Opportunities

Chapter 4. Cuba Awakening: Potential Risks and Opportunities »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The growth of Caribbean tourism other than to Cuba is partly a post–Cuban revolution phenomenon. After the Cuban revolution in 1959, U.S. travel restrictions in 1963 clo...

Chapter 8. Debt Restructuring in the Caribbean—The Recent Experience

Chapter 8. Debt Restructuring in the Caribbean—The Recent Experience »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Many economies in the Caribbean region have been caught in a low growth–high debt trap for decades. Debt has been built up over the years through large fiscal deficits,...

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in the Caribbean, where emigrants account for more than 20 percent of the region’s population, compared...

Chapter 13. Energy Diversification: Macro-Related Challenges

Chapter 13. Energy Diversification: Macro-Related Challenges »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The cost of electricity in the Caribbean has been persistently high over the past two decades, and has eroded competitiveness. This situation is largely due to serious i...

Chapter 9. Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Chapter 9. Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Financial development, by providing agents with better market access, liquidity, and diversity of instruments, has the potential to unleash new growth sources and help c...