publication . Article . Preprint . 2013

The Bahamas: Financial Sector Stability Assessment

International Monetary Fund;
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  • Published: 11 Apr 2013 Journal: IMF Staff Country Reports, volume 13, page 1 (issn: 1934-7685, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Abstract
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 income for the domestic economy, weakened owing to the U.S. crisis. The increase in oil prices was the key reason for the destroyed infrastructure. However, amidst the vulnerabilities, the banking sector showed stability with high capital and liquidity and sustained challenges; the insurance sector also showed significant improvement. The current financial framework needs to be strengthened, and the mission recommends several reforms to handle financial ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Bank supervision;Banks;Bahamas, The;Basel Core Principles;Capital markets;Deposit insurance;Financial system stability assessment;Financial sector;Financial safety nets;Risk management;Payment systems;Pension funds;Insurance;offshore banks, banking supervision, financial soundness, international standards
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