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Trends in Latin American Financial Institutions, 2000-01 Mar 01 Product Image

Trends in Latin American Financial Institutions, 2000-01 Mar 01

  • Published: March 2001
  • Region: Latin America
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Banco de Chile
  • Banco Safra S.A.
  • Chile (Republic of)
  • Colombia (Republic of)
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Mexico
  • MORE

Abstract
Since Standard & Poor's last semiannual roundup on Latin American banking, overall trends have persisted. Brazilian banks' lending activity and asset quality continue to rebound sharply from the dramatic but brief setback that followed the January 1999 recession, while profitability has remained strong throughout the period. Mexican banks' much slower recovery from the 1995 crisis finally began to gather steam in the second half of 2000. This year, lending growth and the cleanup of problem loan portfolios should continue, although profitability could be limited by squeezed margins, all assuming that U.S. economic growth does not slow too much. Chilean banks continue their improvement after two relatively difficult years, though without experiencing anything like the deterioration seen by banks elsewhere in...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Deutsche Bank AG
- Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
- Brazil (Federative Republic of)
- Mexico
- Chile (Republic of)
- Colombia (Republic of)
- Argentina (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Uruguay (Oriental Republic of)
- Banco de Chile
- Banco Safra S.A.
- IRB-Brasil Resseguros READ MORE >

- Deutsche Bank AG
- Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
- Brazil (Federative Republic of)
- Mexico
- Chile (Republic of)
- Colombia (Republic of)
- Argentina (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Uruguay (Oriental Republic of)
- Banco de Chile
- Banco Safra S.A.
- IRB-Brasil Resseguros S.A.
- Heller Financial (Mexico) S.A. de C.V.
- Santa Catarina( City of)
- Banco do Estado de Sao Paulo S.A.

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