This paper presents a Detailed Assessment of Mexico’s compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision and Transparency of Banking Supervision. Fiscal consolidation reduced the gross public debt-to-GDP ratio to below 50 percent, providing the foundations for a monetary policy able to bring inflation down to less than 4 percent, in the context of a floating exchange rate. These improvements have contributed to Mexico’s achievement of investment-grade rating, uninterrupted access to capital at low cost, and resilience to shocks, such as the Russian crisis.
This paper discusses key findings of the assessment of Financial Sector Supervision and Regulation in Andorra. The assessment reveals that bank supervision in Andorra is broadly sound and has improved since the 2002 assessment. Institut Nacional Andorrà de Finances’ (INAF) new charter strengthened its independence and remedial powers. But these could be further strengthened by empowering it to impose all types of sanctions. Developing INAF’s onsite supervisory capacity and clarifying its requests to external auditors will be important for the bank and nonbank financial sectors.