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As widely expected, Banxico left the monetary policy rate unchanged at 8.25%. The decision was unanimous, as we anticipated. The wording and tone of the statement remained hawkish and was little changed from the previous one (March 28). As we anticipated, the hawkish tone continues to signal a cautious approach.
In March 2019 the nominal annual growth rate of the balance of the current loan portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector of 10.8% (6.2% real). This rate was higher than the previous month (10.0%) and was also lower than the same month of 2018 (11.7%).
Today Pemex signed a letter of commitment with three financial institutions to refinance USD 2.5 billion of its debt. It also renewed two lines of credit worth USD 5.5 billion, extending the repayment period from three to five years.
On May 1, a decree amending various laws that constitute the so-called labor reform was published.In order to fully assess the reform it will be necessary to wait for the secondary regulations to be published and for it to be implemented.
The Government of Mexico presents the National Development Plan 2019-2024, with migration being one of its 12 guiding principles. The Plan seeks to prevent people from migrating due to lack of opportunities or insecurity. In March, 2,897md in remittances (+8.3%) entered Mexico, and in 2019Q1 they accumulated 7,699md (+7.1%)
In a context of economic slowdown and short-term rates at their highest level since 2009, traditional bank deposits show, in February, a fall in their growth rate to 7.5% annual nominal (3.4% real), a figure not observed since the beginning of 2014.
The CESF reviews its balance of risks, highlighting the increase of foreign risk. The CNBV announces a new publication on financial inclusion. The economic slowdown and unchanged interest rate expectations are the main factors behind financial market movements.