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MISSION STATEMENT To foster an environment of monetary stability conducive to economic development, and to ensure a stable and sound financial system through the highest standards of integrity and leadership. VALUES Our commitment to fulfilling our Mission is embodied in our Core Values of: Objectivity Confidentiality Integrity Excellence Teamwork Empowerment Initiative VISION To promote a leading financial services industry within the framework of dynamic monetary policy developments, modernized payment systems, sound management strategies and capacity building. OUR STRATEGIC GOALS Goal 1: Effective Monetary Policy-Pursuing strategies to improve forward looking economic policy research and analysis through economic forecasting; to enhance the operational framework for implementing monetary policy; to broaden research and data publication and communication; and to strengthen the coordination between fiscal and monetary policy. Goal 2: Safety & Soundness of the Financial System-Pursuing strategies to sustain the integrity and effectiveness of the legal and supervisory regime; to ensure compliance with international standards; to strengthen the banking and trust sector; and to mitigate risk through crisis preparedness arrangements. Goal 3: Effective Contribution to Economic Policy Making-Conducting economic research as input to policy formulation, and participating in national advisory committees. Goal 4: Secure, Efficient and Modern Payments System-Implementing comprehensive oversight mechanisms, mitigation of risks, and ensuring the availability of enabling market infrastructure for delivery of services to the public. Goal 5: Prudent Foreign Exchange Management - Efficient management of external reserves and administration of exchange controls. Goal 6: Operational Efficency-Continuous enhancements to risk management processes in the areas of internal controls, human resource development and succession planning; implementation of robust information systems and business continuity arrangements and efficient facilities management.
MONETARY POLICY- Overview, Objectives, Chronology, Money & Credit Aggregates, Movements in External Reserves, MARKETS - Open Market Operations, Bahamas Mortgage Corporation Bonds, Bridge Authority Bonds, Treasury Bill Auction Notes, Past Auction Announcements, Past Auction Results, Bahamas Government Registered Stock, Investment Currency Markets, Documents, EXCHANGE CONTROL - Foreign Exchange, Exchange Rate, Administration, Objectives, Investment Currency Market, Recent Liberalisation Measures EXCHANGE CONTROL NOTES AND GUIDELINES - Application Checklist, Exchange Control , Notices, Online Applications, Press Releases, Exchange Control Department PAYMENTS & SETTLEMENTS - The Payments Unit, Key Payments Statistics, Questions/Comments, Digital Payments BANK SUPERVISION DEPARTMENT - Guidelines, Prudential Limits and Restrictions, Operational Guidelines, Corporate Governance, Anti-Money Laundering/CFT, Regulated Functions, General Information, Physical Presence and Managed Licensees Guidelines, Financial Industry Regulations, Private Trust Companies, Money Transmission Service Providers, Co-operative Credit Unions, Memoranda of Understanding, Policies and Guidance Notes, Risk-Based Supervision Framework, Consultation Documents, Downloadable Forms Non-Licensee Registered Representatives Private Trust Companies Co-operative Credit Unions Payment Providers DEPOSIT INSURANCE BANK SUPERVISION INITIATIVES

Central Bank of the Bahamas

P.O. Box N-4868, Nassau, N.P, Bahamas,

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