The Administrative Office of Seized Properties in Honduras will be responsible for overseeing the continued operations of the companies seized from Continental Group.
The Executive ordered the Administrative Office of Seized Property (OABI by its initials in Spanish) to be responsible for seeing that companies seized from the group continue to operate as normally as possible.
Two private banks account for 81% of the 5767 bank agents operating in the country, which in the last three years have increased their presence by 40%.
As of June 30, 2015, 5767 agents are operating , 9.4% more than in the same period in 2014, according to the Superintendency of Banks. "... Five banks have a banking agents system : Banco G & T Continental has 48.5% of these agents, Banrural 33%, BI 17.65%, followed far behind by Banco de Crédito (0.66%) and Banco Promérica (0.19%). "
For every $100 that migrants send to their families between $30 and $35 are in some way related to banking services.
Prensalibre.com reports: "If you take into account that from January to September this year family remittances, according to the Bank of Guatemala, totaled $3.801 billion, the amount that passed through banks was between $1.1403 billion and $1.3303 billion" .
The airfield in Rio Amarillo will be put out to tender later this month, and the bidding process for Palmerola Airport will take place on September.
Laprensa.hn reports: "The National Congress recently approved a trust agreement to build an airfield at Rio Amarillo, Santa Rita, Copán, about 18 kilometers from Las Ruinas, the Mayan resort town in the west. The contract was awarded for $6.5 million to Banco Continental, who will be the trustee that will hire the private operator to develop the project. The award was granted for 30 years. "
With an investment of $270 million plans are underway to build a runway at Aeródromo Río Amarillo, and reconstruction of the Chamelecón road up to the border of Ocotepeque.
"... A decree has been passed authorizing the execution of a trust agreement for the project entitled "Financing, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Aeródromo Río Amarillo in the municipality of Santa Rita in Copan", reported Laprensa.hn.
To date, about 8 banks in Guatemala, 4 in El Salvador and 3 in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica offer the service; there is still much ground to cover in the region.
The director of Technology at the company Ebclosión, Derick Brol, indicates that in Central America in 2011 there were mobile phone banking services in about 8 banks in Guatemala, 4 in El Salvador and 3 in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The services offered include balance inquiries, transactions between own accounts and blocks.
According to G & T Continental Bank, Guatemala’s exchange rate will range between 7.3 and 8.3 quetzals to the dollar during 2012.
The general manager of G & T Continental Bank, Federico Linares said that predictions for 2012 are that the exchange rate against the dollar will remain at Q7.8 + / - 0.5. As of Thursday The Bank of Guatemala (Banguat) maintained a rate of Q7.75 to the dollar.
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