Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The Bahamas Investor – July 2009 Press release
BAHAMAS INVESTOR JULY 2009 ISSUE SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON NEW OPPORTUNITIES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Nassau, July 1, 2009) – The July 2009 issue of The Bahamas Investor magazine published by Etienne Dupuch Jr Publications Ltd has rolled off the presses.
Since its debut in January 2006, The Bahamas Investor has established itself as the pre-eminent news and information resource on living, investing and conducting business in The Bahamas. Published biannually, the magazine contains in-depth features, interviews and analysis related to the jurisdiction’s vibrant financial services and business sectors.
Economic times may be hard but it is often said that from adversity springs opportunity. The new issue of The Bahamas Investor focuses on how the jurisdiction is battling the current downturn and the possibilities this presents to forward-thinking investors.
Two of Switzerland’s oldest private banks Lombard Odier and Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild have enjoyed continued growth in The Bahamas despite the recent economic turmoil. As bigger Geneva institutions groan under the weight of toxic loans, these banks are finding that business is holding steady, as new investors are attracted to their more traditional style of banking.
The Investing section leads with a story about art and the opportunities that may arise in a field that can defy global economic performance. Not only are works by famous artists still selling but now is also a good time to snap up bargains, especially among works by established or emerging Bahamian artists.
Land development is another area where the right choices now could bring dividends in the future. The July-December Bahamas Investor this year takes a look at the tools a foreign developer needs to build a future in The Bahamas.
A trio of stories in this issue illustrate the opportunity that arises through innovation. In the fields of tourism and alternative energy, market leaders are employing new and advanced technologies to bring benefits to The Bahamas, while Grand Bahama-based pharmaceutical company PharmaChem is pioneering production of active ingredients in medicines used in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
These forward-thinking strategies are not new to The Bahamas, however, and the top story of the Business section examines the people behind the jurisdiction’s growth from a nascent banking outpost to a full-fledged offshore financial centre. Now marking more than 80 years of operations, the financial services sector has grown to account for around 20 per cent of The Bahamas’ gross domestic product.
Visit The Bahamas Investor online at www.thebahamasinvestor.com for an archive of past issues. Users with an RSS reader can arrange to have the latest articles from the magazine sent to them automatically by clicking on the RSS icon on the website.
Etienne Dupuch Jr Publications Ltd is the leading publisher of business and tourism information in The Bahamas with such publications as the Bahamas Handbook, Welcome Bahamas, What-to-do, Bahamas Trailblazer Maps and the Dining & Entertainment Guide.
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