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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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 30, 2019 WebPage
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Economic Costs of Closing the U.S.-Mexico Border

Supply chains and cross-border transactions could be damaged.

April 2019 Pdf Alfredo Coutiño
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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
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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
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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
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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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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.

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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.

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SBIF Modifies Information System Manual for Changes Related to CNC

SBIF updated the Information System Manual with respect to the modifications made to the Compendium of Accounting Standards (CNC) in July 2018.

March 13, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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BCBS Assesses Brazil as Compliant with NSFR and LE Framework

BCBS published reports assessing implementation of the net stable funding ratio (NSFR) and the large exposures (LE) framework in Brazil. Overall, the NSFR and the large exposures framework in Brazil were found to be compliant with the global standards of BCBS.

March 07, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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SBIF Extends Consultation Period for Proposed Updates to CNC for Banks

SBIF extended the consultation period for a proposed update to the Compendium of Accounting Standards (CNC) for banks.

March 06, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News

Mexico Under a Severe Economic Scenario

A severely adverse economic scenario in the U.S. will cause severe damage to Mexico's economy. If the Federal Reserve's severe scenario to test the strength and resilience of banking institutions materializes, Mexico's economy would suffer profoundly. The negative consequences will surpass in magnitude and duration those faced by the Mexican economy during the global recession in 2008-2009.

February 20, 2019 Pdf Alfredo Coutiño
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BCB Publishes Circular on Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements

BCB issued Circular No. 3.930 to broaden the scope and standardize the qualitative and quantitative information disclosed by financial institutions on calculation of capital, compliance with prudential limits, and management of risk.

February 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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South America Under Hypothetical Stress Scenarios

Applying the Fed's latest CCAR parameters, the region's recessions would be deeper than in the U.S.

February 2019 Pdf Juan Pablo Fuentes
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Latin American Currency Highlights: Determining the Risk of a Large Currency Depreciation for 15 Countries

Latin American countries have a shaky history when it comes to stable foreign exchange. Several countries are facing economic and political upheaval, which may significantly impact the value of their currencies. Using the Moody's Analytics Currency Depreciation Indicator, we evaluate the coming year for 15 Latin American countries.

February 2019 Pdf Moody's Analytics
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