Why would esteemed financial analyst Avinash Persaud advise Barbados and other small IFCs that they must change their game plan to ‘chess’, rather than ‘football’? This is the lead story of our September-December 2015 issue of the IBFS Newsletter, which also reviews the corresponding banking issue as discussed by the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Group for the Americas during their roundtable meeting in Barbados late last year. In addition to other stories, we report how Barbados continues to punch above its weight, as evidenced by the high rankings it recently received in several reputable surveys.

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The Central Bank of Barbados is responsible for promoting monetary stability, promoting a sound financial structure, fostering development of the money and capital markets, channeling commercial bank credit into productive activities and fostering credit and exchange conditions conducive to the orderly and sustained economic development of Barbados.