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We present a summary and analysis of the most relevant developments and publications in Mexico's financial regulatory landscape.

Last March marked one year since the collapse of SVB, a milestone that began one of the largest episodes of banking stress in the history of the United States. With some structural issues still unresolved, especially in terms of supervision or liquidity, banks´ exposure to commercial real estate is currently under focus.

March CPI rose 11.0% m/m and inflation marked the third consecutive monthly deceleration. The exchange rate anchor, the calm of the parallel exchange rates, the fiscal and monetary astringency and the drop in the level of activity are the main …

Bank performance in 2023 was affected by a lackluster macro environment, primarily due to the downturn in the property market. Bank's housing sector exposure declining, but risks from local government financial vehicles remain concerning.

In February 2024, the balance of traditional bank deposits (sight + term) registered a real annual growth rate of 5.8%, while the balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector (NFPS) rec…

The indebtedness of different agents remains below that of peers. The composition of external debt has been shifting among the borrowers since 2018. There is the increasing trend led by public, compared to the ongoing decline in the private sector.

In March, monthly inflation was 0.70% and annual inflation was 7.4%, a reduction of around 37 bps compared to February. The result was slightly above market analysts' expectations, who according to the Banco de la República's survey expected a monthly variation of 0.64%.

Since the 2023 growth results were released, there has been a discussion about the fall in investment. The investment rate in recent years has been decreasing, and compared to other countries there are negative gaps. Measures must be taken now …

In the week ending by March 29th, foreign currency adjusted weekly credit growth continued to accelerate from 0.7% to 1% due to commercial credits of public banks and consumer credit cards in the sector. Total credits’ 13-week annualized trend …

In the week ending by March 22nd, foreign currency adjusted weekly credit growth rose from 0.3% to 0.7% due to consumer credits in the sector. Total credits’ 13-week annualized trend hovers around 35%.

Though nearshoring represents a great opportunity for the Mexican economy, it requires an environment that guarantees the reduction of logistic and production costs characterized by legal certainty, financial facilities and economic policies that align the incentives of foreign investors and national actors.

Banco de la República reduced its policy rate by 50bp to 12.25%. With this, the Board of Banrep consolidates a 100bp cut since December when it started the process of rate reductions and accelerates the pace of cuts from 25bp to 50bp . Five Board members voted for 50bp cuts, one for 75bp and one for 100bp.