Liquidity of Bank Honduras Increases 82% in 6 Months

The banking system of Honduras registered in January a liquidity of $952 million, $435 million more than that of July 2008.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

According to the president of the Central Bank of Honduras, Edwin Araque, this is due to the policies of a gradual reduction in the banking adjustments and the measures to limit the credit for consumption and commerce and to promote the productive sectors.

The article published in laprensa.hn reports that "The executive director of the Honduran Association of Banking Institutions, Ahiba, María Lydia Solano, says that the bank manages public resources with a lot of precaution."

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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%.

Honduras: Historical Growth for Banking Liquidity

August 2009

Between January and July 2009, the liquidity of Honduran Banks grew 242%, from $1.05 billion to $2.45 billion.

60% of available funds are in Lempiras, the national currency, while the remaining 40% are in dollars.

Such growth was a result of monetary policies by the Central Bank of Honduras, who increased the amount of money in the economy by removing some obligatory investments on deposits, and reducing and eliminating reserve requirements.

Costa Rica Extends Measures for Banking Liquidity

March 2009

In response to the local and global economic crisis, the liquidity measures taken in October 2008 were extended by nine months.

In October 2008, the National Council of Financial System Supervision (CONASSIF) decided to relax some of the risk indicators required of financial institutions to strengthen their liquidity.

$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.

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