Better management of tight budgets could help Latin American and Caribbean governments to raise living standards - OECD/IDB

December 06, 2016
SANTIAGO, Chile – Governments in Latin America will need to improve public sector management and capacity – including budget allocation – to compensate for the pressure on public finances from sliding commodity prices, according to a new report by the OECD and Inter-American Development Bank covering more than 15 countries in the region.

Finance ministers discuss deeper regional integration to stimulate growth and development in LAC

October 05, 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean is urged to implement a bold integration agenda Finance ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, and the heads of the Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Treasury met today at the IDB to discuss policy options for relaunching regional integration to stimulate growth and contribute to long-term development in the region.

Costa Rica’s Banco BAC San José to expand mortgage lending and credit to SMEs with IDB support

June 28, 2012
Banco BAC San José S.A., Costa Rica’s largest private bank, will get a loan of as much as $40 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to expand mortgage financing and lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Report: weak dollar, inflation blunting purchasing power of remittances

March 14, 2011
After stabilizing in 2010, money transfers to Latin America and the Caribbean are poised to rise this year, according to the MIF Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean are likely to rise this year after stabilizing during 2010, although a weaker dollar and higher inflation are reducing their purchasing power in many countries, according to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).

IDB boosts support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America

December 23, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will boost its support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing as much as $60 million in new financing for Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura S.A. (CIFI).

IDB’s President Moreno says greater integration with Asia is helping Latin American growth

November 18, 2010
Rising trade and investment with Asia has helped increase exports from Latin America and the Caribbean and the region’s contribution to the growth of the world economy, said Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), during his visit to India this week. Higher incomes in Asia, particularly India and China, are opening opportunities for the region’s goods and services, especially high-quality ones: from natural and unique grass fed beef, renowned wines, and specialized coffees to the high-quality services of architects and engineers, Moreno said.

More trade and cooperation needed between India and Latin America, study says

November 16, 2010
NEW DELHI – India and Latin American and the Caribbean can mutually benefit from closer trade ties and must work together to reduce trade costs and eliminate barriers, according to a study presented during an event today organized by the Global Development Network (GDN), the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IIC receives strong financial support from IDB

November 02, 2010
On October 28, 2010, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed an amendment to the lending operation whereby the IIC was granted special pricing and the extension to the disbursement period of the $300 million Multisector Credit Program until November 20, 2015, was officially disclosed. The IIC has used $100 million under the facility, which was approved in 1996. Amounts used under the facility mature 15 years after disbursement.

IDB welcomes CMBC to its Trade Finance Facilitation Program - TFFP

October 21, 2010
CHENGDU, China – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today the incorporation of China Minscheng Banking Corporation (CMBC) as a Confirming Bank into the IDB Trade Finance Facilitation Program (TFFP). The signing took place during the China-LAC Business Summit, held in Chengdu, China, on October 21st and 22nd, 2010.

IDB and CCPIT strengthen ties of cooperation

October 21, 2010
CHENGDU, China – The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, and the Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Wan Jifei, today signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to promote initiatives to benefit the IDB borrowing member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.