Global Finance names the 2010 World’s Best Emerging Market Banks in Latin America

NEW YORK, March 23, 2010 — Global Finance magazine ( has named the “Best Emerging
Market Banks in Latin America” in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2010 issue. Global Finance editors —with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants—selected the best emerging market bank in the region and in 22 countries. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products.

This is the seventeenth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.”We remain in an unusually challenging environment for banks and their customers,” says Joseph Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance. “More than ever, customers are demanding superior competence from their banking partners. These are the banks best providing that competence.”

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Global Finance announces the “2010 Best Emerging Market Banks”
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Regional Winner: Santander

Argentina Banco Macro
Barbados FirsCaribbean International
Belize Belize Bank
Bolivia Banco de Credito de Bolivia
Brazil Itaú-Unibanco
Chile Banco Santander Chile
Colombia Bancolombia
Costa Rica Scotiabank Costa Rica
Dominican Republic Banco Popular Dominicano
Ecuador Banco Pichincha
El Salvador Banco Agrícola
Guatemala Banco Agromercantil
Honduras Banco Atlántida
Jamaica Scotiabank Jamaica
Mexico Banamex
Panama Banco General
Paraguay Interbanco
Peru BBVA Banco Continental
Puerto Rico Banco Santander Puerto Rico
Trinidad & Tobago Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago
Uruguay Banco Santander Uruguay
Venezuela BBVA Banco Provincial