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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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    Coronavirus: COVID-19 Alternative Scenario Narratives

    We assess the global macroeconomic impact of two scenarios, although many others, each darker than the next, cannot be ruled out. This assessment is based on simulations of our global macroeconomic model, which captures linkages via international trade, immigration, foreign direct investment, and financial markets for more than 100 countries.

    February 18, 2020 Pdf Mark Zandi, Steven Cochrane
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    Coronavirus - The Global Economic Threat

    The outbreak has already become highly disruptive to China; the U.S. will not be immune.

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    Perspectivas Económicas para América Latina 2020: Preguntas y Respuestas

    Preguntas y Respuestas

    February 2020 Pdf Moody's Analytics
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    CMF Proposes Rules on Credit Risk-Weighted Assets and Capital Buffers

    CMF is consulting on two new regulations: one regulation covers the methodology for determining credit risk-weighted assets while the other one relates to the assessment of compliance with capital buffers.

    January 27, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    IMF Reports Assess Financial Sectors in Canada and Peru

    IMF published several technical notes under the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) on Canada.

    January 24, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BCRA Updates Regulation on Capital Requirements and Information Regime

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

    January 16, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BCB on Innovation Projects Selected for LIFT 2019 Edition

    BCB notified that the Laboratory for Financial and Technological Innovations (LIFT), developed by BCB and Fenasbac, has resulted in 17 new projects for innovation in the National Financial System (SFN).

    January 03, 2020 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BCB Prepares Supplementary Draft Law on Bank Resolution

    BCB notified that the supplementary draft law (PLP 281/2019) on banking resolution has been submitted to Congress.

    December 28, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    Perspectivas Económicas para América Latina 2020

    América Latina registrará una ligera recuperación en el 2020, después de un estancamiento en 2019.

    December 2019 WebPage Jesse Rogers, Juan Pablo Fuentes, Alfredo Coutiño
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    BCB Publishes Proposal for Regulatory Sandbox

    BCB proposed "normative acts" for the controlled testing environment for financial and payment innovations (regulatory sandbox) and on the conditions for provision of products and services in the context of this environment and within the National Financial System and the Brazilian Payments System.

    December 11, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    BCB Consults on Regulation for Implementation of Open Banking System

    BCB published a consultation on the regulation for implementation of open banking system for financial and other institutions authorized to operate by BCB.

    December 06, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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    CMF Proposes Standard on Information Security and Cyber Security

    CMF is consulting on the standard for management of information security and cyber security.

    November 25, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Chile Reverses on Monetary Normalization

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

    June 2019 Pdf Alfredo Coutiño
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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