Fitch: The worse part of the crisis has still not arrived to El Salvador

Fitch warns that credit restrictions will stop private investment and, with that, economic activity will decline.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Elsalvador.com publishes in its website: "The executive director of the risk assessors, Fitch Ratings, Mauricio Choussy, calculated that the crisis will have a transfer delay of some three quarters from the United States to the Central American region, a forecast that was confirmed by the former minister of the Salvadorian Economy, Yolanda de Gavidia, ´I believe that El Salvador has not yet felt the worse part and my perception is that it is going to be in the upcoming second semester that we are going to feel it,´ she affirmed."

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Costa Rica and the Effects of an International Crisis

September 2011

A report by Aldesa analyzes the effects for Costa Rica of a potential international crisis.

According to Aldesa:

During this week the market has been permeated by an air of positivity due to expectations that European authorities will solve the problem of the debt crisis. However, if more events occur, there would still be risks for the global economy that could trigger a slowdown in the U.S. and Europe.

Central American Banks: Special Report

September 2011

Fitch Ratings has issued a special report entitled, "Central American Banking: After the Crisis, a Disparate Evolution"

In Fitch's opinion the banks have shown a mixed performance in Central America during the period of the global financial crisis. At the same time, banking systems have dissimilar perspectives on future performance, reflecting different economic growth prospects in the region.

Analysts see adverse effects in the Salvadoran economy

September 2008

Lower economic activity and the rise in interest rates are signs that the economy is being affected by the financial crisis in the US.

Some economic analysts warned yesterday that the effects from the financial crisis in the United States, which has been going on for over a year and which has gotten worse recently, are beginning to show up in the Salvadoran economy.

The Lehman effect on Honduras

September 2008

"The global financial crisis has cause the main investment bank in the US to go bankrupt and will produce an strong impact on the Honduras' weak economy.

"Economic growth will stop, limiting access to credit and as a result the upward trend of interest rates will continue," the ex-president of the Central Bank of Honduras, Maria Elena Mondragon, warned.

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