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    LATIN AMERICA | Moody’s Analytics is a long-standing provider of credit risk solutions in Latin America. Established in the region since 2008, we serve capital markets and risk management professionals in more than 50 institutions locally with market-standard credit risk solutions, professional services, and credit research.

    The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research, and financial risk management at the national and subnational levels for Latin America. By providing leading-edge software, advisory services, and research, including the proprietary analysis of Moody’s Investors Service, Moody’s Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to address specific business challenges. Our team of economists and data specialists produces the most up-to-date forecasts and data updates using processes refined through more than 20 years’ experience in national and subnational research, forecasting, and data collection.

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    Chilean Corporates Well Equipped for a Crunch

    High levels of foreign direct investment lower the risk of corporate leverage.

    September 2019 Pdf Moody's Analytics

    CMF Proposes Methodology to Determine Operational Risk-Weighted Assets

    CMF proposed a standardized methodology for the determination of operational risk-weighted assets (APRO) of banking entities operating in Chile, in accordance with the latest international standard (Basel III) and the recent modification of the General Banking Law.

    September 13, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    BCRA Updates Rules on Capital Requirements and Information Regime

    BCRA updated rules on minimum capital requirements for financial entities and on certain aspects of the information transparency regime.

    September 02, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    Regulators in EU, UK, and US React to Announcement on Facebook's Libra

    Regulators in EU, UK, and U.S. have expressed concerns about the intention of Facebook to launch the digital currency Libra, which is scheduled for release in the first half of 2020.

    September 02, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    Tip of the Iceberg: The Global Ramifications of a China Debt Crisis

    A hard landing in China remains a looming threat to the global economy and especially to the rest of Asia. This paper considers the consequences of a China debt crisis for the Chinese and global economies, with a special focus on Southeast Asia and emerging markets.

    August 2019 Pdf Steven Cochrane, Jesse Rogers

    CMF Issues Proposal for Identification of Systemically Important Banks

    CMF is consulting on methodology for the identification of systemically important banks and the determination of additional requirements for these institutions, in accordance with the international standards and the recent modification to the General Banking Law.

    August 12, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    Webinar: NIIF9- Escenarios Macroeconómicos en el Cálculo de Pérdidas Esperadas

    Únase a nosotros para examinar los desafíos de cumplir con las normas contables NIIF 9, un año después de su implementación.

    July 2019 WebPage Anamaria Pieschacon

    Brazilian Authorities to Implement Regulatory Sandbox

    BCB, the Ministry of Economy's Special Finance Secretariat, the Securities Commission, and the Superintendence of Private Insurance are considering the implementation of regulatory sandbox in Brazil in the coming months.

    July 17, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    Potential Output and Monetary Neutrality in Chile

    Based on an update of the economy's structural variables, the Central Bank of Chile relaxed monetary conditions in June. Using statistical methods, we arrived at the same conclusion in terms of Chile's potential output; however, the estimation of monetary neutrality changes significantly with the new methodology to compute inflation and with the change in expectations of the monetary policy rate. The high sensitivity of estimates of non observable variables––such as potential output and neutral interest rate––can lead to monetary decisions that may become inconsistent.

    July 2019 Pdf Alfredo Coutiño

    Economic Implications of Climate Change

    We examine the physical risk and quantify the economic costs of climate change using the Moody's Analytics Global Macroeconomic Model.

    June 2019 Pdf Mark Zandi

    LatAm Central Bankers Bask in Fed Pause

    Rate cut or not, the Federal Reserve's easing bias is a relief for the region.

    June 2019 Pdf Jesse Rogers

    Chile Reverses on Monetary Normalization

    The policy rate was cut based on a new estimation of the output gap.

    June 2019 Pdf Alfredo Coutiño

    EC Publishes Draft Equivalence Decisions for Credit Rating Agencies

    EC is requesting feedback on the draft implementing decisions on recognition of legal and supervisory systems of Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, and U.S. as equivalent to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies.

    June 11, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    CMF Integrates SBIF to Modernize Banking Legislation in Chile

    CMF held a meeting on the supervision and regulation of banking and financial institutions, in accordance with the provisions of Law 21.130, which modernizes banking legislation, and announced integration of SBIF into CMF.

    June 06, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    Venezuela Outlook: Another Year of Double- Digit Contraction

    Sanctions, blackouts, and the political crisis sink the economy even deeper.

    May 2019 Pdf Juan Pablo Fuentes

    EBA Regards Regulatory Framework in Argentina to be Equivalent to EU

    EBA published its opinion that the supervisory and regulatory framework applicable to credit institutions in Argentina can be regarded as equivalent to that applied in EU.

    May 22, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    IMF Report States Colombia to Introduce Basel Standards from 2020-24

    IMF published its staff report on the review of Colombia's performance under the flexible credit line (FCL) arrangement.

    May 22, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    FSB Publishes Update on Meeting of RCG for Americas

    FSB published a summary of the meeting of its Regional Consultative Group (RCG) in Americas.

    May 17, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    BCRA Updates Minimum Capital Requirements and Information Regime

    BCRA published updated rules on minimum capital requirements for financial entities, along with the updates related to certain aspects of the information transparency regime.

    May 09, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    IMF Publishes Reports on 2019 Article IV Consultation with Colombia

    IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the 2019 Article IV consultation with Colombia.

    April 29, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    BCB Communicates on Supervision of Open Banking Activities

    BCB published a communication regarding the supervision of open banking model in Brazil.

    April 24, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    BIS Paper on Effect of Loan-Loss Provisions on Chilean Mortgage Market

    BIS published a working paper on the impact of macro-prudential regulation on mortgage credit.

    April 18, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    BCB Amends Circulars on Management of IRRBB for Banks in Brazil

    BCB issued Circular No. 3.938 on changes to the rule on the identification, measurement, and control of interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB) and on the public disclosure and remittance (to BCB) of information related to IRRBB.

    April 17, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    Economic Costs of Closing the U.S.-Mexico Border

    Supply chains and cross-border transactions could be damaged.

    April 2019 Pdf Alfredo Coutiño

    Perspectivas Económicas América Central 2019

    América Central continuará siendo la subregión con mayor crecimiento en el 2019, dada su estrecha relación con el mercado estadounidense y los aún favorables precios de las materias primas.

    April 2019 Pdf Alfredo Coutiño

    IMF Report Examines Developments in Banking Sector in Argentina

    IMF published a staff report highlighting that the banking system in Argentina remains resilient.

    April 05, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

    Moody's Analytics Webinar: Perspectivas Económicas para América Latina 2019

    América Latina se encamina a su segundo año de recuperación en el 2019, con una mejoría más generalizada a nivel de países.


    Moody's Analytics Webinar: Latin America Economic Outlook 2019

    Latin America is heading toward a second year of recovery in 2019 with continued general improvement across countries. However, key risks threaten to adversely affect the region’s economic performance.


    Global Outlook: Weaker Growth, Pervasive Downside Risks

    Global economic growth has passed the peak and is transitioning to a slower pace after being on an upswing for more than two years.

    March 2019 Pdf Steven Cochrane, Katrina Ell, Ruth Stroppiana

    Caught in the Cross Fire: Latin America Navigates Global Trade Risks

    We assess the economic consequences for Latin America should the trade truce between the U.S. and China fail to hold.

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