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Banking Outlook 2019: A Region in Transition

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Banking Outlook 2019

As Latin America enters a year of transition, with its two largest economies changing to very different leaderships, the outlook in the region turns to recovery from a mediocre 2018. Average growth for the year is expected to be between 0.9% and 1.3 %, dragged down by Argentina’s recession. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in Mexico, and Jair Bolsonaro, in Brazil, will focus on infrastructure projects to attract investment and boost their respective economies.


  • Overview
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • El Salvador
  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Dominican Republic
  • Caribbean Troublespots
  • Ecuador
  • Bolivia
  • Uruguay
  • Paraguay
  • Conclusion


  • 2018 GDP
  • GDP Forecasts

Learn more about:

  • Peru: why credit will grow more than 10%
  • Colombia: a higher tax burden for families
  • Chile: acceleration of credit and the surge of fintechs


James Young, Ulric Rindebro, Rogerio Jelmayer and Michael Place

Sebastian Perez-Ferreiro

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