After being blacklisted by an international task force for failing to cooperate with anti money-laundering efforts, Panama's banking sector has regained some stature and is poised for growth.
Panama has not found it as easy as it had hoped to attract investment into areas once occupied by American troops. Development of the reverted areas has been plagued by false starts and delays.
Users of the Canal have enjoyed a smooth and efficient transition to Panamanian control. But tough investment decisions regarding expansion now loom.
Panama is struggling to convince the credit rating agencies and investors that it is correcting weaknesses in its fiscal and economic policies. But long-term investment opportunities are strong.
With a history as an international finanacial services center, Panama is on the cusp of redefining its global role. Despite a stubborn economy and contentious politics, the country has the tools to proceed.
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Is recent bond market volatility the end of easy borrowing for LatAm issuers?
Yes, dollar borrowing will get more expensive
No, it’s just a bout of market nervousness
At a fundamental level, the issue is how to generate healthy returns in the medium to long term. Policy holders can see their fund go down over the course of a week or a month, but what we really should be looking at is returns over 20 or 30 years.
Daniel Schydlowsky, Peru’s banking, insurance and private pension fund regulator
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