Ripe for the Picking

Ripe for the Picking

Attractive to both tourists and bankers.Banks are normally used by commercial and retail clients to help them finance the purchase of a target, be it a car or a house or a business. But in the countries of Central America, banks themselves have become the acquisition target as a long-time financial backwater comes into the limelight. With a combined GDP of $185 billion and over $9 billion arriving in remittances from abroad each year, the isthmus and its 40 million inhabitants are finding that there's strength in numbers. Meanwhile, macroeconomic stability, together with an increased openness to trade and investment, have sent locals and foreigners alike on a shopping spree to pick

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