financial risk

The dollar debt of companies in Latin America: the warning signs

Mié, 03/02/2022 - 10:27 -- bacosta

A decade of low interest rates in the major currencies and failings in the regulatory oversight of inter- national bond markets have led investors to take more and more risk in their search for higher yields. Non-financial corporations (NFC's) in Latin America have taken full advantage, and their dollar indebtedness is now heavier than for corporations in most other emerging market regions. This paper documents the many warning signs of macroeconomic and financial instability in the region from such indebtedness.

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