Alternative financing options for the private sector

In times of credit crunch from the usual sources, it is appropriate to remember that there are other alternatives for financing projects.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Andean Development Corporation (CAF), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) of the IDB, and the Central American Economic Integration Bank (BCIE) are all sources of financing for high impact development projects by the private sector which are highly unused by our bankers and businesses.

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Credit and the responsibility of the banks

January 2009

It is indispensable for the economy to continue using credit to finance production and commercial operations.

The analysis by Raul Moreira published in the La Estrella in Panama emphasizes that "the demand for internal credit by the private sector was at $31.6 billion in October and continued to grow at 20.38%, while deposits had an increase of 24.69%, which shows that the main source of financing for the expansion of credit comes from domestic savings by individuals. Prudence and caution is recommended for credit policies and it is important to maintain the rhythm of capturing funding."

Designation of $500 million in El Salvador still undefined.

December 2008

The system of designation for the IDB loan of $500 million is still under discussion by the authorities of the Central Reserve Bank.

The president of the institution, Luz Maria de Portillo, said that the Board of Directors is still dealing with the matter.

Meanwhile, the productive sectors have expressed their expectation that the funds will be channeled as soon as possible since the funds will help to inject capital into the local economy and to reinvigorate it.

Tight Credit May Result In Massive Layoffs

October 2008

The business sector is warning that the Costa Rica could enter a crisis of massive layoffs if they cannot finance their activities.

The warning is based on the scarcity of credit both from the public and private banks, which is causing many companies not to have sufficient financial resources to continue operations or expand.

What do to when there is no credit

October 2008

With banks barely lending and interest rates up, each company should review their available financing options.

Most small and medium company are not able to use existing instruments which are out of their reach and can mainly be used by investment bankers and financial consultants.

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