Trade finance deals structures in Latin America are bigger and more sophisticated, spurring extraordinary cooperation among export credit agencies, multilaterals, private insurers and commercial banks.
The successful application of United States’ anti-money laundering laws outside the country’s borders has made it more important than ever for foreign banks to comply with US regulations.
Latin American economies have grown more sophisticated, governments are more stable and market regulations have eased. Taken together, these changes mean an improved environment for growth in the region’s financial services industry.
As the number of banks serving the Latin American market shrinks, relationships with local companies take on added importance. A surevy by Greenwich Associates of CFOs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico finds that international and local banks each serve a role.
A broader choice of rating scales for the emerging markets is good news for Latin American banks, which previously were constrained by sovereign ceilings. Investors now have a better measure of relative risk within a specific country.
International electronic trade is a reality and major exporters and importers are conducting trade on-line. But trading platforms and banks that support such transactions still have major challenges ahead in Latin America.
This ninth edition of the Latin Banking Guide & Directory provides comprehensive data about the banking sector in Latin America. The financial profiles of banks operating in 2000 cover customary balance sheet and financial statement accounts. Main financial indicators illustrate individual bank positions based on the indices of capital adequacy, liquidity, asset quality, efficiency and […]
Over the last decade, Banco Itaú has developed significant credit control expertise by applying sophisticated technology and vigilant management to its credit area.
The proposed Basel Capital Accord will have far-reaching implications for Latin American banks’ capital requirements, risk management and financial disclosure. It marks a decisive step away from a “one size fits all” supervisory approach to capital.