Mexico Expands IMF FCL Access

Mexico Expands IMF FCL Access

Mexico Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Mexico is replacing a $47bn 1-year precautionary flexible credit line (FCL) arrangement from the IMF with a $73bn 2-year line, according to the fund. The sovereign is not expected to draw on the line, which is cheap insurance that should boost the MXP, says Goldman Sachs. “If the country ends up drawing funds the current effective interest rate under the FCL ranges between 2.1%-2.7% for access between 500% and 1,000% of quota [$32.5bn-$47bn], rising to about 3.4% after three years of use (plus a

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