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The Bahamas and the IMF
Updated October 11, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on February 04, 2013. Listed below are items related to The Bahamas, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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October 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 219Kb
July 18, 2014 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Visit to the Bahamas
March 07, 2014 -- The Bahamas: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/75
January 28, 2014 -- The Bahamas: Tax Reforms for Increased Buoyancy
Series: Country Report No. 14/17
January 23, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
November 15, 2013 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to the Bahamas
October 12, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 177Kb
September 19, 2013 -- Podcast : Getting to Growth in the Caribbean
The countries of the Caribbean may be small, but they are facing many of the same challenges confronting larger nations. These include the need to create more jobs and achieve a more inclusive growth.
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance,Department of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 374Kb
April 11, 2013 -- The Bahamas: 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/100
April 11, 2013 -- The Bahamas: Financial Sector Stability Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 13/101
February 12, 2013 -- The Bahamas: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by James Michael Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 302Kb
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by James Michael Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 357Kb
December 02, 2011 -- The Bahamas; Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 11/338
November 04, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 24, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by James Michael Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Department of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 250Kb
August 02, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to the Bahamas
April 16, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by James Michael Flaherty Minister of Finance, Department of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 386Kb
December 20, 2010 -- The Bahamas: 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 10/369
December 06, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by James Michael Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Department of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 354Kb
September 10, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to the Bahamas
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance for Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 355Kb
June 18, 2009 -- The Bahamas: 2009 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 09/189
June 17, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 121Kb
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for The Bahamas, on behalf of the Joint Caribbean Group at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 108Kb
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 319Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance for Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 207Kb
January 17, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 17, 2008 -- The Bahamas: 2007 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 08/23
October 20, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by James Michael Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 196Kb
April 14, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by the The Honorable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance for Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 191Kb
September 19, 2006 -- Statement by the Hon. Conrad Enrill, Governor of the World Bank Group for Trinidad and Tobago, on behalf of the Joint Caribbean Group at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 329Kb
September 17, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance for Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 276Kb
April 22, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by Honorable James Michael Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 735Kb
October 31, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
De Rato visits China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Belgium; Economic reviews of Ghana,The Gambia; Truman on IMF governance; Australia's economic expansion; Bahamas' monetary framework; Agricultural safeguards; Aid and NGOs; IMF promotes transparency. PDF File Size: 419Kb
September 25, 2005 -- Statement by the Hon. Denzil Douglas, Governor of the World Bank for St. Kitts and Nevis, on behalf of the Joint Caribbean Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 350Kb
August 01, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
Sustained strong growth in Belarus; Egypt's policies; Samoa outpaces comparators; Bahamas needs fiscal tightening; Georgia's oil/gas transit revenues; Mauritius must improve competitiveness; Tanzania's growth/poverty reduction; Making surveillance more effective. PDF File Size: 456Kb
July 07, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 07, 2005 -- 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
Series: Country Report No. 05/223
July 07, 2005 -- The Bahamas: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 05/224
April 16, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance of Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 338Kb
October 06, 2004 -- The Bahamas: Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector--Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 04/318
October 02, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance of Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 600Kb
July 01, 2004 -- Caribbean Business Cycles
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul
Series: Working Paper No. 04/136
April 24, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance of Canada
On behalf of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PDF File Size: 73Kb
September 21, 2003 -- Statement by the Honourable John Manley, Minister of Finance of Canada, given on the Occasion of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting, September 21, 2003
Representing the Constituency consisting of Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
July 23, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 23, 2003 -- The Bahamas: 2003 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 03/220
July 23, 2003 -- The Bahamas: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 03/221
April 12, 2003 -- IMFC Statement by John Manley, Minister of Finance, Canada, April 12, 2003
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
September 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Anthony Boatswain, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank for Grenada, on behalf of the Joint Carribean Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and World Bank, September 29, 2002
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September 28, 2002 -- Statement by the Honourable John Manley, Minister of Finance of Canada, to the IMFC Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 28, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
September 01, 2002 -- Trade and Integration in the Caribbean
Author/Editor: Egoumé-Bossogo, Philippe | Mendis, Chandima
Series: Working Paper No. 02/148
May 01, 2002 -- Caribbean Offshore Financial Centers: Past, Present, and Possibilities for the Future
Author/Editor: Suss, Esther C. | Williams, Oral | Mendis, Chandima
Series: Working Paper No. 02/88
May 01, 2002 -- Caribbean Offshore Financial Centers: Past, Present, and Possibilities for the Future
Author/Editor: Suss, Esther C. | Williams, Oral | Mendis, Chandima
Series: Working Paper No. 02/88
April 20, 2002 -- Statement by the Honourable Paul Martin Minister of Finance and Governor of the IMF for Canada, to the International Monetary and Finance Committee, Washington, D.C., August 20, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by the Honourable Paul Martin Minister of Finance of Canada, to the International Monetary and Finance Committee, Ottawa, November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
August 31, 2001 -- Corrected: News Brief: IMF to Coordinate New Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Center
August 27, 2001 -- The Bahamas: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 01/153
August 27, 2001 -- The Bahamas: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report and Public Information Notice
Series: Country Report No. 01/154
August 27, 2001 -- The Bahamas: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 01/153
August 27, 2001 -- The Bahamas: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report and Public Information Notice
Series: Country Report No. 01/154
August 14, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
August 01, 2001 -- Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean: An Initial Assessment
Author/Editor: Worrell, DeLisle | Cherebin, Desiree | Polius, Tracy
Series: Working Paper No. 01/123
August 01, 2001 -- Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean: An Initial Assessment
Author/Editor: Worrell, DeLisle | Cherebin, Desiree | Polius, Tracy
Series: Working Paper No. 01/123
April 29, 2001 -- Statement by the Honourable Paul Martin, Minister of Finance and Governor of the IMF for Canada
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
September 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Ambrose George, Governor of the IMF for Dominica, on behalf of the Commonwealth Caribbean States who are members of Caricom
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April 16, 2000 -- International Monetary and Financial Committee Statement by The Honourable Paul Martin, Minister of Finance and Governor of the IMF for Canada, April 16, 2000
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
October 01, 1999 -- The Bahamas: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/106
September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Ralph Fonseca, Governor of the IMF for Belize, on behalf of the Joint Carribean Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 12Kb
August 27, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
August 27, 1999 -- The Bahamas: Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/89
Notes: Included with the Staff Report are the text of Public Information Notice No. 99/85--IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with the The Bahamas and a statement by Thomas A. Bernes, Executive Director, on August 3, 1999.
June 04, 1998 -- The Bahamas Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/44
March 31, 1998 -- Press Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
September 24, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. William C. Allen, Governor of the IMF for The Bahamas on behalf of the Caricom Countries, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
PDF File Size: 32Kb
December 15, 1996 -- The Bahamas - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/126
November 01, 1996 -- The Taxation Implicit in Two-Tiered Exchange Rate Systems
Author/Editor: Huizinga, Harry
Series: Working Paper No. 96/120
October 03, 1995 -- Bahamas - Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/98
Notes: This statistical appendix on the Bahamas was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.

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