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The Bahamas; Financial Sector Stability Assessment

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    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 shocks.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Staff Country Reports with number 13/101.

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    Length: 88
    Date of creation: 11 Apr 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfscr:13/101
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