QE end in focus for CentAm banks, says Moody’s

QE end in focus for CentAm banks, says Moody’s

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Central American lenders’ sensitivity to tensions in global markets has risen as a result of increased borrowing through credit lines or bond sales, Moody’s said in a report on the region’s banking systems on Thursday. The growth in wholesale borrowing has come as the region’s banks have taken advantage of good conditions in global markets. Guatemala stands out in this respect: the country has the region’s highest foreign currency loan to deposit ratio, at 162%, up from 115% in 2010, Moody’s sai

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