Insurance industry needs more capital in Honduras

The Central Bank of Honduras has increased the minimum amount of capital required for insurers and re-insurers by amounts ranging from 262,881 dollars to 788,643.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The demand for capital is independent of the request for higher reserves for insurers.
Under the rules, the monetary authority reviews capital requirements every two years. The amount is based on economic growth of the nation, which was 6.3 percent in 2007.

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