Monetary and financial issues

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The robust monetary policy framework kept inflation around the 3% target. The banking system is solid, but more competition could lower fees. The housing market, consumer debt and the expansion of Colombian banks abroad are potential risks.
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Mexico’s financial markets showed more resilience in 2013 than did many other emerging markets, suggesting that its sound macroeconomic framework can absorb external shocks. The financial system is backed by a high level of international reserves
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The rapid increase in house prices requires ongoing micro-prudential oversight. Macro-prudential tools should also be considered. The concentrated financial sector creates concerns about competition and credit supply in some segments.
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