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Source: The Bahamas : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/224

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451804720

Keywords: tourism expenditure, ministry of tourism, tourism demand, international monetary fund, private consumption, Bahamas,

This Selected Issues paper for The Bahamas reports that the largest portion of tourism expenditure in The Bahamas comes from stayover visitors, and total tourism spending has been stagnant. The Bahamas is a small o...

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Source: The Bahamas : 2012 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2013/100

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2013

ISBN: 9781484390689

Keywords: current account, central bank, public debt, current account deficit, external debt

The article highlights the economic condition, fiscal policies, external stability, and financial growth strategy of The Bahamas. The economy of The Bahamas showed gradual growth of about 2.5 percent by 2012, but...

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Source: The Bahamas : Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector-Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2004/318

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451804676

Keywords: regulations, regulation, standards, money laundering, regulatory authorities

This paper reviews Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision in The Bahamas. The assessment reveals that the overall regulatory structure in The Bahamas is complex, involves an excessive number of agencies, and p...

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Source: The Bahamas : 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Bahamas

Volume/Issue: 2005/223

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451804713

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, central bank, deficit

The Bahamas's 2005 Article IV Consultation reports that the economic slowdown has contributed to deterioration in the fiscal accounts. The Bahamas is a small, open, and relatively wealthy economy, which is highly d...

The Bahamas

The Bahamas »

Source: The Bahamas : 2003 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2003/220

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451804669

Keywords: debt, central bank, deficit, interest, public debt

The Bahamas showed strong performance owing to its prudent macroeconomic management. Executive Directors welcomed this step, and emphasized the need to strengthen fiscal and international reserve positions, and div...

The Bahamas

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Source: The Bahamas : Tax Reforms for Increased Buoyancy

Volume/Issue: 2014/17

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484377710

Keywords: property tax, tax system, tax revenues, tax effort

This paper focuses on tax reforms for increased buoyancy in The Bahamas. The Bahamas has a low tax effort owing to limited tax handles and underutilization of available ones. Real property tax collections as percen...

The Bahamas

The Bahamas »

Source: The Bahamas : 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2010/369

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455212965

Keywords: debt, interest, central bank, deficit, public sector, Bahamas,

The Bahamas depends heavily on tourism and financial services. Executive Directors have commended the strong track record of prudent macroeconomic management, but have encouraged the government to broaden the domes...

The Bahamas

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Source: The Bahamas : 2009 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2009/189

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451804744

Keywords: debt, interest, central bank, public sector, deficit

The staff report for The Bahamas's 2009 Article IV Consultation examines economic developments and policies. The financial sector, including the offshore sector, accounts for about 20 percent of economic activity....

The Bahamas

The Bahamas »

Source: The Bahamas : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1999/106

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

ISBN: 9781451804683

Keywords: central bank, current account, discount rate, monetary policy, balance of payments, Bahamas,

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix summarizes the evolution of monetary institutions in The Bahamas. It discusses the framework in which monetary policy is conducted in the country. Following a bri...

The Bahamas

The Bahamas »

Source: The Bahamas : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2008/23

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451804737

Keywords: debt, public sector, central bank, deficit, interest

Prudent macroeconomic management, strong growth, low inflation, small fiscal deficit, and public debt have helped The Bahamas attain the highest standard of living in the Caribbean. Executive Directors supported th...