Banking in Latin America

Fernando J. Cardim De Carvalho, Luiz Fernando De Paula and Jonathan Williams

in The Oxford Handbook of Banking

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199640935
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Finance

Banking in Latin America

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This article provides an overview of the recent consolidation of banking sectors in Latin America. It then considers the evolution of financial policy and how it has contributed toward the recent consolidation process. It investigates the effects of consolidation on banking sectors. As the subprime mortgage crisis exploded after this article was completed, and since so far its impact on the region has been relatively moderate, the article includes an epilogue discussing perspectives for the three major economies in the region: Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

Keywords: banking industry; banking sector; consolidation; financial policy; Argentina; Brazil; Mexico

Article.  14791 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Financial Markets ; Public Economics

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