Guatemalan banks request extension of money table

The banking sector requested that the term for the temporary measure of providing liquidity in US dollars via repo transactions be extended.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sigloxxi.com reports that "Jose Angel Lopez Camposeco, president of the Banking Association of Guatemala (ABG) and the Rural Development Bank (Banrural), commented that the measure worked, "because it is an instrument which gave signals that in case of any need for or suspension of credit, we have resources available."

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Guatemala: Banking System has $3,450 million

September 2011

Funds in the banking system have increased by 10.34% so far this year.

Data provided by the Superintendency of Banks (SB), indicates that loan funds have reported increases year after year. Figures up to December 2008 amounted to $2,449 million, for December 2009 it was $3,013 million, and the balance in December 2010 showed an increase of 4.2%.

$290 million for Guatemalan banks

January 2009

The Monetary Board extended the term of the money table for domestic banks up to May 31.

Prensalibre.com reports: "The measure allows banks to get funds via repurchase agreements that were authorized on 1 November 2008 and which would have expired on 31 January 2009.

The option of opening a window to provide liquidity in dollars came from the decision of the correspondent banks to cut or reduce lines of credit to local banks."

$450 million for Guatemala banks

November 2008

Monetary authorities are pushing more actions to provide liquidity to the banking system.

A total of $450 million (Q3,460 million) will flow into the economy during the next few days, as result of the explication of measures to provide the banking system with liquidity.

Panama adopts temporary measures in response to the financial crisis

November 2008

Responding to the international financial situation the Panamanian Bank Superintendent's Office has decided to adopt temporary measures.

According to Resolution 8-October 31, 2008; at the request of a bank, the Superintendent's Office may approve a resolution to the effect that obligations issued by the Panamanian government, US Treasury bonds and notes and Latin American government debt within its investment portfolio be transferred from the category of securities available for sale to the category of term securities.

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