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The Bahamas; Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix


  • International Monetary Fund


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 brief description of the evolution of institutions, the paper summarizes the monetary policy objectives and constraints of the central bank, and assesses the instruments to achieve these objectives. The paper concludes that the central bank has been able to use interest rate changes, selective credit controls, and moral suasion to achieve its monetary objectives.

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  • International Monetary Fund, 1999. "The Bahamas; Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix," IMF Staff Country Reports 99/106, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfscr:99/106

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    1. John Cairns & Corrinne Ho & Robert McCauley, 2007. "Exchange rates and global volatility: implications for Asia-Pacific currencies," BIS Quarterly Review, Bank for International Settlements, March.
    2. Martin Hohensee & Kyungjik Lee, 2006. "A survey on hedging markets in Asia: a description of Asian derivatives markets from a practical perspective," BIS Papers chapters,in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Asian bond markets: issues and prospects, volume 30, pages 261-281 Bank for International Settlements.
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    1. Jayjit Roy, 2014. "On the robustness of the trade-inducing effects of trade agreements and currency unions," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 47(1), pages 253-304, August.

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