Financial Investment in Guatemala

An analysis of the different options available for investors in the Guatemalan financial market.

Monday, July 20, 2009

As it is usual in Latin America, the most sought securities by Guatemalan investors are government issued ones, specially for their low credit risk. These bonds are used by the government to finance its budget.

Leonel Díaz Zeceña reviews investment possibilities in a Prensalibre.com article, stating that "The average interest rate paid by banks is 4.63%, whilst 15.72% is charged on average for loans."

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Costa Rica: Basic passive rate remains at 6.70%

April 2014

For the third consecutive week the benchmark used for interest rate on loans and investments stands at 6.70%.

The Central Bank of Costa Rica reported that the rate, which is calculated as an average given on deposits at financial institutions for maturities of 150 to 210 days will remain at 6.70%, at least until Wednesday 30 April.

El Salvador: Savings Cooperatives Growing

March 2014

Between 2006 and 2013 the number of agencies in the network of cooperatives in the country doubled.

Salvadoran Credit Unions have experienced a significant increase in the last year in order to expand financial services in most areas of the country.

The Federation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives of El Salvador (Fedecaces) announced that "growth is supported by an increase of over 20% in the portfolio of loans and deposits, after the close of 2013."

Costa Rica: Rise in Long-Term Interest Rates

March 2014

The Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank have raised interest rates for periods of 3-5 years in order to discourage short-term investments.

Uncertainty about the future exchange rate and the fiscal situation is leading investors towards short term investments, as they wait for greater clarity before committing resources on longer term investments.

Honduras Raises Debt Issue to $1 billion

December 2013

If the additional tranche of $250 million approved by Congress is placed, the country's debt level will rise to over 40% of GDP.

Honduras's fiscal deficit will go from yellow to red alert if the government decides to issue $250 million more in debt bonds on the international market.

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