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Bahamas ranked in bottom three of finance centres

A FORMER Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) chairman yesterday said a report that ranked the Bahamas a lowly 75th out of 77 global financial centres would "not impact" this jurisdiction's core private wealth management client base, adding that he was "more worried" about G-20 driven regulatory initiatives.

Bahamas ranked in bottom three of finance centres

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A former Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) chairman yesterday said a report that ranked the Bahamas a lowly 75th out of 77 global financial centres would "not impact" this jurisdiction's core private wealth

OECD attacks like ‘unofficial blacklisting’ of the Bahamas

A former finance minister says the recent OECD-inspired media onslaught against the Bahamas is akin to an “unofficial blacklisting” of its financial services industry, describing the situation as “a new form of international colonialism”.

BAHAMAS AT 'TOP OF PACK' ON WEALTH MANAGEMENT

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Revised legislation will leave the Bahamas "at the top of the pack" among Caribbean financial centres when it comes to private wealth management, the Attorney General told Tribune Business yesterday. Lauding amend

Bahamas 'top of pack' on wealth management

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Revised legislation will leave the Bahamas "at the top of the pack" among Caribbean financial centres when it comes to private wealth management, the Attorney General told Tribune Business yesterday. Lauding amend

BAHAMAS 'UNAWARE' OF FINANCIAL 'WATCH LIST' PLACEMENT

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A government minister last night said the Ingraham administration "was not aware of any international concerns" relating to the Bahamian financial services industry, after reports surfaced that this nation had bee

Entertainment 'loses its way'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamian entertainment industry has "lost its way", a leading musical entrepreneur charged yesterday, blaming factors such as a decline in standards among sector players and the 'unfair competition' posed by g

$150M TRUST URGED TO RESCUE HOUSING MARKET

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Government was yesterday urged to invest $100-$150 million into a Foreclosure Trust as a way to solve this nation's mortgage/housing crisis, a well-known businessman telling Tribune Business that the returns g

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Provider: We can support asset ‘doubling’ to $900m

A Bahamian financial services provider yesterday said it has the infrastructure to support a “doubling” in size to over $900 million in assets under administration, as it seeks to avoid being “pigeon-holed” in the corporate market.

FAILED BROKER IN '16 REGULATORY BREACHES'

By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Securities Commission uncovered 16 alleged regulatory breaches during an on-site inspection of Caledonia Corporate Management less than one year before its $25 million collapse, Tribune Business can reveal, th

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Bahamas ‘must reengineer economy faster than ever’

* QC: 2018 will ‘set economy for 20 years’ * Warns reform pace may be bewildering * Warns of tax, exchange control ‘recalibrating’

THE Bahamas faces having to “substantially reengineer its economy at a much faster pace than ever before” to escape global ‘blacklists’, a prominent QC warned yesterday. Brian Moree QC, senior partner at McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes, told Tribune Business that this nation’s response to the European Union/OECD initiatives in 2018 “will determine the future of the economy” for possibly the next 20 years.

Bahamas faces major tax, exchange control shake-up

The Bahamas may have to completely overhaul its corporate and taxation structure to escape European Union/OECD ‘blacklisting’ threats, the Attorney General revealed yesterday.

Income-type tax ‘likely inevitable’, warns ex-minister

A FORMER financial services minister believes it is “probably inevitable” that the Bahamas will have to introduce some form of low-rate income tax, warning: “We’re not in the clear yet.”