Category: Finance

Information related to the financial sector.

Bolivia’s external debt reached $US9.8 billion

Until November this year, Bolivia’s external debt reached $US9.8 billion or 24% of the GDP. The president of the Bolivian Central Bank, Pablo Ramos, insisted that the government has still room for manoeuvre. The current debt is one of the highest in the last ten years and has increased by more than $US2 billion since December 2017, when it reached $US7.26 billion. The debt is also higher than the current International Reserves, which by the end of October were in $US8.5 billion.

Bank credits  increased by 12%

The credits providing by the financial sector rose 12% between January and October, informed the Vice-minister of Pensions and Finance, Omar Yujra. In the first ten months of this year, added the authority, the credits in the financial system grew from $US21.7 billion to $US 24.2 billion, while deposits increased from $US22.7 billion to $US23.9 billion.

IBCE projected an economic growth of above 4.5%  in Bolivia if there are public-private partnerships

According to the Bolivian International Trade Institute (IBCE), Gary Rodriguez, public-private partnerships such as the construction of the international ports Jennefer, Aguirre and Gravetal on the Paraguay-Paraná waterway -which provides Bolivia access to the Atlantic Ocean- can have a significant impact on the country’s economic growth that could reach from 4.5% to even 9%.