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  • Resilient Dollarization - WA#38
    Resilient Dollarization - WA#38

    September indicators overview

  • Country risk closed August at 2.813 base points (28.13 percentage points), up 58 base points for the month. So far in September, country risk is down -1,863 points. (WA#38)

  • As of August, BanEcuador had the largest non-performing portfolio at 13.6%, CFN at 12.3% and Biess at 10%. While, in private banking, the average delinquency ratio was 2.9%. (WA#37)

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    The authorities completed the restructuring of the external debt, and now await the approval from the IMF Board of a new program as well as the signature with China of a loan contract linked to the sale of crude; both things together would unlock more than $6 bn in fresh funds this year, helping the State to get out of a horrendous fiscal crunch th...


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