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The Bahamas

The Bahamas Financial sector Stats

Definitions

  • Assets > Claims on governments > Etc. > Annual growth as % of M2: Claims on governments and other public entities (IFS line 32an + 32b + 32bx + 32c) usually comprise direct credit for specific purposes such as financing of the government budget deficit or loans to state enterprises, advances against future credit authorisations, and purchases of treasury bills and bonds, net of deposits by the public sector. Public sector deposits with the banking system also include sinking funds for the service of debt and temporary deposits of government revenues. Money and quasi money (M2) comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government."
  • Assets > Claims on governments and other public entities > Current LCU: Claims on governments and other public entities (IFS line 32an + 32b + 32bx + 32c) usually comprise direct credit for specific purposes such as financing of the government budget deficit or loans to state enterprises, advances against future credit authorisations, and purchases of treasury bills and bonds, net of deposits by the public sector. Public sector deposits with the banking system also include sinking funds for the service of debt and temporary deposits of government revenues. Data are in current local currency."
  • Assets > Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of M2: Claims on private sector (IFS line 32d) include gross credit from the financial system to individuals, enterprises, nonfinancial public entities not included under net domestic credit, and financial institutions not included elsewhere. Money and quasi money (M2) comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government."
  • Assets > Domestic credit provided by banking sector > % of GDP: Domestic credit provided by the banking sector includes all credit to various sectors on a gross basis, with the exception of credit to the central government, which is net. The banking sector includes monetary authorities and deposit money banks, as well as other banking institutions where data are available (including institutions that do not accept transferable deposits but do incur such liabilities as time and savings deposits). Examples of other banking institutions are savings and mortgage loan institutions and building and loan associations."
  • Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country: The GDP implicit deflator is the ratio of GDP in current local currency to GDP in constant local currency. The base year varies by country.
  • Exchange rates and prices > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$ > Period average: Official exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined by national authorities or to the rate determined in the legally sanctioned exchange market. It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly averages (local currency units relative to the U.S. dollar).
  • Exchange rates and prices > Real effective exchange rate index > 2005 = 100: Real effective exchange rate is the nominal effective exchange rate (a measure of the value of a currency against a weighted average of several foreign currencies) divided by a price deflator or index of costs.
  • Interest rates > Deposit interest rate: Deposit interest rate is the rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate: Interest rate spread is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers minus the interest rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Lending interest rate: Lending interest rate is the rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers.
  • Interest rates > Real interest rate: Real interest rate is the lending interest rate adjusted for inflation as measured by the GDP deflator.
  • Interest rates > Risk premium on lending > Prime rate minus treasury bill rate: Risk premium on lending is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to prime private sector customers minus the ""risk free"" treasury bill interest rate at which short-term government securities are issued or traded in the market. In some countries this spread may be negative, indicating that the market considers its best corporate clients to be lower risk than the government."
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU: Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government. This definition of money supply is frequently called M2; it corresponds to lines 34 and 35 in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS). Data are in current local currency."
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 as % of GDP: Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government. This definition of money supply is frequently called M2; it corresponds to lines 34 and 35 in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS)."
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 to total > Reserves ratio: Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government. This definition is frequently called M2; it corresponds to lines 34 and 35 in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS). Total reserves comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. The gold component of these reserves is valued at year-end (December 31) London prices."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assets > Claims on governments > Etc. > Annual growth as % of M2 0.72% 2009 30th out of 41
Assets > Claims on governments and other public entities > Current LCU 1.3 billion 2009 23th out of 42
Assets > Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of M2 0.99% 2009 33th out of 42
Assets > Domestic credit provided by banking sector > % of GDP 103.28% 2007 25th out of 149
Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country 102.37 2007 175th out of 179
Exchange rates and prices > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$ > Period average $1.00 2009 100th out of 123
Exchange rates and prices > Real effective exchange rate index > 2005 = 100 101.93 2009 67th out of 91
Interest rates > Deposit interest rate 3.92% 2008 70th out of 123
Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate 1.58% 2008 98th out of 103
Interest rates > Lending interest rate 5.5% 2009 100th out of 114
Interest rates > Real interest rate 3.05% 2007 88th out of 135
Interest rates > Risk premium on lending > Prime rate minus treasury bill rate 2.88% 2009 45th out of 59
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU 5.99 billion 2009 40th out of 42
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 as % of GDP 73.7% 2007 32nd out of 149
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 to total > Reserves ratio 5.93 2009 2nd out of 29

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.; World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files using World Bank data on the GDP deflator.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics database.

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