August 2003 - Latin Banking Guide & Directory

Courting Chapter 11

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Troubled Latin American companies increasingly are seeking to reorganize their finances under United States bankruptcy regulations. They provide more control and greater ...


Economy & Policy

Latin Banking Database - Financial Data from 1987 to 2002

Economy & Policy

Reweighing Risks

The international banking community is adopting a new set of rules for determining capital adequacy. Banks will have more flexibility in classifying their credit risks bu...

Technical Notes

The Long Road Back


Argentine banks are still suffering from weak lending, diminished asset and loan quality, and a steep decline in profitability. Deposits are growing but the banking secto...

Thriving Through Efficiency


Brazilian banks have performed remarkably well because of their competent management. But the credit market remains vastly undertapped because of the high cost of finance...