June 21, 2022
Gerónimo Ugarte Bedwell
Gerónimo Ugarte Bedwell is a Principal Economist at BBVA Research Mexico, focusing mainly on Banking and Financial System topics.Gerónimo has a BA in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), a Master´s in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and conducted his PhD in Economics studies at Tel Aviv University.Additionally, Gerónimo was awarded the National Award in Economics of the Colegio Nacional de Economistas and has been a professor of Economics (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) at the FCA postgraduate studies unit of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Besides that, he has participated as a speaker in international academic fora on the areas of Social and Economic Networks and Uncertainty Theory.
In addition to the remaining effects of the pandemic, challenges associated with the geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine, global inflationary pressures and the tightening of financial conditions worsen the current risk scenario.
In April 2022, the balance of traditional bank deposits exhibited a real YoY growth rate of 1.5%, while outstanding credit granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector (NFPS) grew 0.9% in real terms, the first real growth rate recorded since July 2020.
Credit to households has shown greater recovery and is the main impulse for the growth of financing to the private sector, while the weakness of business financing lingers. Likewise, demand deposits maintain their dynamism, while the growth of time deposits remains in red figures.