Latest articles from Nicaragua


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.

Top Central American banks ranking

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.

Panama maintains its lead

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. 

Alberto Jose Guevara Obregon

May 5, 2010

Nicaragua's finance minister tells The Banker how government efforts to attract foreign direct investment to the relatively untapped energy sector are seen as crucial if the region is finally to shake itself out of poverty. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Vote of confidence

July 2, 2007

Nicaragua’s apparently reformed ex-Marxist president is enjoying some success courting private business and international lenders in his quest to combat poverty. Local banks are also doing well. Jane Monahan reports from Managua.

A landscape of heady days and competition

July 2, 2007

The outcome of the tussle for ABN AMRO will have a decisive effect on the Brazilian banking scene, which is currently dominated by domestic players. John Rumsey reports.

Catching the eye of the investor

May 3, 2004

Nicaragua’s central bank president, Mario Alonso, says that the HIPC debt relief will enable his country to tackle poverty and push for economic and judicial reform.

Reconstructing confidence

March 3, 2004

Monica Campbell on the steps Nicaragua is taking to lose its status as one of the region’s most corrupt countries.

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