IMF’s Werner: Latin America must keep debt under control

Alejandro Werner
Alejandro Werner, director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department
Photo: Daniel Hinge

The International Monetary Fund is keeping a watchful eye on debt levels in Latin America, which could herald trouble in some cases, says Alejandro Werner, director of the fund’s Western Hemisphere Department.

The picture is a mixed one, he explained during an interview in Mexico City on May 11. “Corporates have increased their leverage ratios and that is a concern, but on the other hand they have significantly expanded the maturity of their debt,” he said, speaking on the sidelines of Central

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