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General News

24 Feb
2017
Monthly Economic and Financial Developments for January 2017

Preliminary indicators suggest that domestic economic activity remained soft during January. This reflected subdued tourism gains, which dampened strengthened construction output from the post hurricane rebuilding effort...

30 Jan
2017
Monthly Economic and Financial Developments for December 2016

The mild pace of domestic economic activity was maintained during the final month of the year, as construction output continued to be supported by foreign investment and post hurricane rebuilding projects, while the tour...

22 Dec
2016
Monthly Economic and Financial Developments, November 2016

Indications are that domestic economic activity remained mild during the review period, as tourism output softened, while the ongoing recovery from the effects of Hurricane Mathew”which impacted one in three households”a...

21 Dec
2016
Quarterly Economic Review, September 2016

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the release of its Quarterly Economic Review for the Third Quarter of 2016. The Review provides an examination of the domestic economic performance, as well as secto...

06 Dec
2016
Results of the June 2016 Survey of Retail Banking Charges in The Bahamas

The Central Bank administered its semi-annual survey of retail bank fees in June 2016, in order to determine the different types of charges incurred by residents for their various products and services. This exercise, wh...

29 Nov
2016
Monthly Economic and Financial Developments, October 2016

Domestic developments for the month of October were dominated by the passage of Hurricane Matthew, which resulted in significant damage to both private and public sector infrastructure in the main centres of New Providen...

18 Nov
2016
Correspondent Banking Survey 2 - Summary Findings

For full viewing of the Correspondent Banking Survey 2 - Summary Findings, please click on the file below.

18 Nov
2016
CBOB Statement on Correspondent Banking

The Caribbean region is uniquely vulnerable to the effects of de-risking, given its reliance on tourism, trade, remittances and foreign direct investments. This fact was confirmed by the World Bank's publication Correspo...

18 Nov
2016
De-risking FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions on De-Risking November 18, 2016

02 Nov
2016
Monthly Economic and Financial Developments, September 2016

Despite signs of stability during the month of September, the passage of hurricane Matthew in the first week of October caused significant disruption in economic activity in The Bahamas' two major economic centres, New P...

03 Oct
2016
Monthly Economic and Financial Developments, August 2016

Indications are that domestic economic activity was relatively weak during the review period. Notably, the tourism sector's performance remained subdued, while foreign investment projects provided some impetus for the co...

29 Sep
2016
Quarterly Economic Review, June 2016

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the release of its Quarterly Economic Review for the Second Quarter of 2016. The Review provides an examination of the domestic economic performance, as well as sect...

09 Sep
2016
The Threat of De-Risking in The Bahamas

For full viewing of the Governor's remarks at the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Freeport, Grand Bahama, on September 9th, 2016, please click on the file below.

31 Aug
2016
Monthly Economic and Financial Developments, July 2016

Indications are that domestic economic conditions remained mildly positive over the review period, characterised by continued foreign investment-led construction activity, while the impulses from the tourism sector were...

03 Aug
2016
Monthly Economic and Financial Developments June 2016

Preliminary indicators showed that domestic economic activity remained relatively mild during the review month, amid modest impulses from the tourism sector. Also foreign investment projects continued to support output i...