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Country Report Bahamas 3rd Quarter

  • ID: 2196298
  • July 2016
  • Region: Bahamas
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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Despite its sliding popularity, a large majority in the legislature will support the Progressive Liberal Party government's ability to advance its agenda until the end of its term in 2017, although some reversals are possible.

The main challenges facing the government will be a relatively weak fiscal position and rising debt burden, slow economic growth, a soft jobs market, and high crime rates.

The fiscal deficit is expected to have narrowed only slightly in 2015/16 (July-June) to 4.3% of GDP. Reduced deficits compared with recent peaks are mainly the result of the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) in 2015.

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Country Report Bahamas 3rd Quarter

Summary
Outlook for 2016-17
Review

Basic data
Land area
Population
Main town
Climate
Weather in Nassau (altitude 4 metres)
Language
Measures
Currency
Fiscal year
Time
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
Head of state
The executive
National legislature
Legal system
National elections
National government
Main political organisations
Key ministers
Ministers of state
Governor of the Central Bank

Economic structure: Annual indicators

Economic structure: Quarterly indicators

Outlook for 2016-17: Political stability

Outlook for 2016-17: Election watch

Outlook for 2016-17: International relations

Outlook for 2016-17: Policy trends

Outlook for 2016-17: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2016-17: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2016-17: International assumptions

Outlook for 2016-17: Economic growth

Outlook for 2016-17: Inflation

Outlook for 2016-17: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2016-17: External sector

Outlook for 2016-17: Forecast summary

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