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NPLs point to credit quality recovery in Brazil

The Q1 2017 results of the Brazilian banks might mark the beginning of an inflection point for the country’s credit performance, according to Fitch Ratings. The rating agency believes that the signs of stabilization of the banks’ non-performing loans (NPLs) … Continue reading

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The sucking sound of Brazilian interest rates

Brazil’s economy leads the world in high interest rates. It is a blessing for banks but a burden on the economy – draining resources away from both new investment and consumption. Will new credit platforms finally jolt the established banks … Continue reading

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Argentina’s banks seek path to normalization

  Argentina’s banks are facing a difficult transition period as the government and the central bank (BCRA) attempt to lower inflation and the country’s base rates, as well as facing subdued credit demand thanks to the economic recession. The banks … Continue reading

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