Lessons for EM from Silicon Valley Bank’s woes

  • SVB shares fell 60% yesterday; its profitability took a hit after deposit withdrawals forced it to sell bonds at a loss

  • We highlight the emerging market banks most exposed to a similar scenario in the event of unexpected deposit withdrawals

  • LatAm banks seem most at risk, notably in Chile (Scotiabank), Colombia (Aval) & Brazil. SE Asian banks look less exposed

March 10th, 2023
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