Panama Mulls Bank Capital Hike: Superintendent

Panama Mulls Bank Capital Hike: Superintendent

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Panama

Panama’s banking regulator is considering raising minimum capital ratios as it shifts to a risk-based model of supervision, officials say. “We’re doing some very preliminary studies to see if we should increase the minimum requirement to strengthen the system,” Corina Guardia, financial studies director at Panama’s superintendency of banks, tells LatinFinance. Panama’s banks had an average total capital ratio of 16.2% – twice the minimum ratio of 8.0% – at the end of December. Despite this high

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