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Which city is the banking capital of Latin America?

  • Sao Paulo

    Votes: 25 43.1%
  • Buenos Aires

    Votes: 7 12.1%
  • Caracas

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Panama City

    Votes: 8 13.8%
  • Santiago de Chile

    Votes: 9 15.5%
  • Mexico City

    Votes: 18 31.0%
  • Bogota

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Montevideo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lima

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (specify in reply)

    Votes: 3 5.2%
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santiago de chile is the best for bussines stuff because of its stable economy. i dont know about banking though
 

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difficult question. I would say there is none, but there are three major regional ones, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Sao Paolo.
 

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In Mexico I would say between Mexico City and Monterrey. Reason I say Monterrey for Mexico is because headquaters of BanNorte, Mexico's only 100% mexican bank. All the others pare partiallty owned by foreign investors. The rest of the banks are obviously headquatered in Mexico City. Of course this is only for Mexico. And mexico City is obviously larger on the latin american scale. I say it would be between Santiago, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City. However I believe Panama City has been coming up pretty strong too.
 

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Having the biggest banks in Latin America and one of the best Banking systems in the world, I think Sao Paulo would be the most reasonable choice. Santiago and Mexico City coming 2nd not too far behind.
 

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Sao Paulo for its economic activity.

However, Panama City is the place with the most banking companies in Latin America. If there is a bank (American, Latinamerican, European, whatever) that can't be found in Panama City, most probably it can't be found in any other latinamerican city either.
 

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I know nothing on this topic about other cities, but I do know (by being there) that Panama City is the Switzerland of the west(ern hemisphere) with over 120 foreign banks. I don't know if that, in and of itself, makes it the banking (finance and commercial) capital of Latin America, but I'm willing to go out on a limb and say it has to be within the top four.
 

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For banks to be considered banks they need to actually lend, not trade government securities back and forth making millions on account of their own country.
 

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I think Panama City is the banking capital of Latin America...

Sao Paulo is the Stock Exchange Capital of Latin America....


Panama City, has almost all the banks that exists in the world....

Is considered an important place for banks, as Switzerland is considered in Europe!

:cheers:
 

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Having worked in investment banking and having dealt with Latin American companies, you've really gotta go with Sao Paulo.
 

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san juan
 

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brooklynprospect said:
How about Miami?
Is the above a vailed reference to what's known as "little Havana," or even a more clever attempt at silliness?
 
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