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Fitch special report on Central American banks: an uneven performance during the global economic crisis

Friday, September 30, 2011


Central American banking systems have exhibited an uneven performance during the global economic crisis, according to a new special report by Fitch Ratings.

In addition, the banking systems' outlooks are heterogeneous, reflecting the disparity in the countries' economic prospects.


The Panamanian banking system had the highest cumulative loan growth over the last years. Salvadoran banks, on the other hand, didn't grow. Likewise, Fitch foresees that banking systems will grow unevenly, with Panama leading, while El Salvador and Nicaragua have the lowest outlooks.

Original source: MarketWatch (press release)