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Top 100 Central American Banks: Foreign-owned banks tap into Panama’s growth

March 1, 2016

Panama retains its position as one of the best markets for banking in Central America, but success stories can also be found in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

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Top 200 Latin American banks ranking 2015: Argentina and Brazil press on in hard times

November 2, 2015

The Banker’s Top 200 Latin American banks ranking for 2014 sees Brazilian institutions stay on top, while Argentina maintains its status as most profitable, despite mounting challenges. 

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Top 100 Central American banks ranking: Colombian-owned banks loosen their grip

March 1, 2015

While BAC Panama remained in top position, other Colombian-owned lenders fared less well in the Top 100 Central American Banks ranking, leaving the way open for Panamanian, Costa Rican and Guatemalan banks to make up ground.

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Top 100 Central American banks: Panama maintains its lead

February 27, 2013

While Panama's banks held their lead as the biggest banks in Central America, Nicaragua steamed ahead in terms of return on capital and return on assets. 

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In full flow

September 29, 2010

Guatemala's economy is maintaining its steady recovery, based on sound fiscal and monetary policies as well as limited exposure to global banking markets. Now the banks are consolidating their position and reaching out to the country's vast unbanked population. Writer Jane Monahan

Maria Antonieta Del Cid Navas de Bonilla

November 3, 2008

In response to rising inflation, Guatemala has adjusted its interest rates eight times in the past two years, and is working carefully to co-ordinate its monetary and fiscal policies, explains the president of Banco de Guatemala. Writer John Rumsey.

Juan Fuentes

November 3, 2008

The Guatemalan economy has big potential, particularly in fuel and food production. The country’s minister of finance talks about his fiscal reform programme and intent to create a sustainable tax base. Writer John Rumsey.

Right place, wrong time

November 3, 2008

Just as the banking industry’s big names turned their attention towards Guatemala, the credit crisis struck, plunging the country’s modernisation plans into jeopardy. Writer John Rumsey.

Consolidation fervour goes on

March 5, 2007

M&As have further cut the number of rankable entries in our listing, which remains dominated by Panama.

Infrastructure insufficiency

March 5, 2007

Guatemala’s poor infrastructure puts off investors and makes the country less able to fully profit from free-trade deals. Monica Campbell explains why, with elections looming, little change is likely for the time being.

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