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Business Confidence and Expectations Survey

Published Monday August 23rd, 2010

The Central Bank is pleased to announce the September 2010 release of its Business Confidence & Expectations Survey. Private sector firms are once again invited to participate in this exercise. The objective is to capture and analyse qualitative data on domestic economic activities that can be of use to decision makers in both the public and private sectors. The survey will provide early indications of the direction in which private sector activities are trending, and supplement the data which the Bank already collects on the financial sector.

Other than limited specifics that would create a profile of each business and allow the data to be consolidated in a reliable fashion, respondents are only being asked to signal the direction in which conditions have recently changed or are expected to change. Ideally, these assessments should be provided by the Chief Executive Officer or another senior person who is sufficiently knowledgeable about the business environment.

Participants should be assured that the Central Bank will only publish consolidated results, and will treat individual responses confidentially. Questions about the Survey can be addressed to following persons:

Mrs. Cherran O’Brien, Research Officer, Research Department, Tel: (242)-302-2711 Email: [email protected]

Ms. Latoya Johnson, Research Officer, Research Department, Tel: (242)-302-2703, Email: [email protected]

The deadline for submission of returns is 24th September 2010. Returns may be posted, faxed or emailed to The Manager, Research Department, Central Bank of The Bahamas, P.O. Box N-4868, Nassau, Bahamas Fax: (242) 356-4324.

The next Business Sentiments / Confidence Survey is scheduled for March and June 2011.

SURVEY FORMS

A PDF copy of the survey may be downloaded from one of the links below. Companies are asked to use the version which corresponds to the sector in which they operate. The forms may be completed electronically using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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