Mercantil Wins With Modest Growth

Nov 1, 2002

Banco Mercantil stands head and shoulders above its competitors in one of Latin America's smallest but more turbulent banking markets. Bolivia has been stuck in recession for four years and banks continue to reel from the effects of excessive lending to the construction industry. They also suffered under the mass withdrawal of deposits by panicked clients ahead of presidential elections in August.

Liquidity has since flowed back to...

To continue reading please take a free trial, subscribe or login below.

Already have an account?


Subscribe now for unlimited access to all current and archive news, data and market analysis. 


Free trial

Take a free two-week trial now for the latest news, data and market analysis.

Free Trial

Upcoming Events


Where will capital markets be busiest in 2017?