Latest articles from Mexico

Brazil and Mexico still top draws for Latam financial FDI

November 1, 2012

São Paulo may have retained its position as the leading financial centre in Latin America with regards to financial services activity, but the most impressive deal was pulled off in Mexico.

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Agustín Carstens looks to keep Mexico on steady path to growth

June 1, 2012

The governor of Mexico's central bank, Agustín Carstens, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the legitimacy of the processes for selecting both the head of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as well as Mexico's role within Latin America.

Mexico continues its reform drive

Mexico continues its reform drive

June 1, 2012

Much of the good work that has gone on in Mexico's banking sector in recent years has its foundations in the regulations brought in in the aftermath of the 'Tequila crisis' in the mid-1990s. But as its financial intermediation levels lag those of Latin American rivals Brazil and Chile, there is still work to be done.


Battlelines are drawn in the fight for Latam's HNWIs

May 1, 2012

Many of Latin America's high-net-worth individuals are repatriating their funds and an increasing number of foreign investors are targeting the region, thanks to its rapidly expanding economy. With such demand for local product providers, domestic firms are finding themselves having to pit their specialist knowledge against the international reach of large foreign banks, making competition tough.

Will new rules kick-start Mexican IPO rush

Will new listing rules bring IPO rush for Mexico?

March 1, 2012

A new proposal in Mexico is urging foreign-owned banks to list on the country's stock exchange. But while these banks achieve high returns on equity and the global equity markets remain volatile, the Mexican regulators may have a wait on their hands before these plans come to fruition.

We need a rule book on how to fail

January 3, 2012

Strengthening the legal framework to manage an international financial failure does not make failures more likely.

Are CEE bank foreign ownership risks exaggerated?

November 8, 2011
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Banking sectors in central and eastern Europe have some of the highest foreign ownership rates in the world, but risks from eurozone parents could be curtailed by deleveraging since 2008.


Mexico's banks go from problem to solution

November 1, 2011

Mexico's banks have gone from fuelling the country's economic disasters of the mid-1990s to creating a strong financial system that has provided the economy with robust support throughout the global economic downturn.

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Agustin Carstens: central banks hold the key to financial stability

September 1, 2011

Agustín Carstens, central bank governor of Mexico suggests that central banks must play a more pivotal role in order to prevent such a widespread and deep-rooted crisis hitting again.

Banco Wal-Mart de Mexico is a new entrant in the market

Mexican banks up their game

February 17, 2011

The recently approved merger of Banorte and Ixe might not spur a consolidation trend within Mexico's locally owned banks but it is a positive sign of change as the market seeks out growth opportunities and increased liquidity.

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