Banco Rio's Safe, Sensible Strategy

Banco Rio's Safe, Sensible Strategy

Argentina

Enrique Cristofani Argentina's banks, a pillar of strength before the country slid into recession in 1998, are facing an uncertain future. As Argentina enters its fourth year of recession, preparing for the worst is the only sensible course the banks can take. Banco Río de la Plata, a subsidiary of Spain's Banco Santander Central Hispano (BSCH) once again wins LatinFinance's award for Best Bank in Argentina for its resilience and ability to adapt to adverse conditions. "Until Argentina recovers and is able to rid itself of the recession, our priority is to strengthen our balance sheet in terms of ou

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