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LatinFinance Announces the Results of Its 2014 Finance Ministry Scorecard and Public Credit Scorecard

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/06/14 -- LatinFinance announces the results of its 2014 Finance Ministry Scorecard and Public Credit Scorecard. The rankings, now in their 5th year, are the industry's most respected, independent annual rankings of Finance Ministries and Public Credit Management across Latin America and the Caribbean, recognizing excellence in the conduct of economic policy and of public debt management respectively.

Mexico reforms its way to the top: declared winner across both the Finance Ministry and Public Credit Scorecards

Commenting on the awardsLatinFinance Editor-in-chief Taimur Ahmad said:
"Mexico's reform agenda is historic in its significance. Much credit goes to the finance ministry, led by Minister Luis Videgaray, for the design, negotiation and ultimate passage of the reforms which are likely to have a transformative impact on the economy and its growth potential."

He added that Mexico's sound management of its public debt also gave it the edge over its regional peers. "Mexico is yet again in a league of its own when it comes to the skilled management of its public debt -- in terms of maintaining liquid curves, timing transactions well and being transparent with investors. It has also remained among the most innovative borrowers in the capital markets."

Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray will be interviewed by Taimur Ahmad on Thursday, March 6th during LatinFinance's 9th Cumbre Financiera Mexicana taking place in Mexico City. The interview and Scorecards will be available to view online shortly after on www.LatinFinance.com.

The 2014 LatinFinance Finance Ministry Scorecard

LatinFinance's annual Finance Ministry Scorecard examines sovereign institutions' abilities to deal with immediate concerns and implement strategies that set the stage for longer-term growth. The ranking is determined by the LatinFinance editorial team, based on extensive feedback from economists, analysts and other experts. The scorecards -- like all LatinFinance coverage -- are entirely independent.

For a full list of the Top 5 ranking Finance Ministries for 2013, visit: www.LatinFinance.com

The 2014 LatinFinance Public Credit Scorecard

The LatinFinance Public Credit Scorecard judges Latin American countries on their ability to manage their sovereign debt. The ranking examines how adept each is at striking a balance between seeking the cheapest funding possible and maintaining relations with investors so they will support them in future. The scorecard is determined by LatinFinance's editorial team, based on extensive feedback from investors and sovereign debt bankers.

For a full list of the Top 5 ranking Public Credit offices for 2013, visit: www.LatinFinance.com

For more information please contact Marina Carbone at:
Marina.Carbone@LatinFinance.com or +1 (212) 224-3440.
Follow coverage from LatinFinance on Twitter @LatinFinance.

About LatinFinance

LatinFinance is the leading source of value-added financial markets intelligence for Latin America and the Caribbean.

As the volume of information on the region grows, our role of cutting through the clutter to identify events of immediate significance and lasting importance to Latin America and the Caribbean becomes ever more vital. LatinFinance is the essential provider of news and analysis that cannot be found anywhere else.

Published from New York and Miami, with a network of correspondents across Latin America and the Caribbean, LatinFinance has covered banking and capital markets in the region for more than two decades. It is the authoritative source on debt, equity, structured finance, syndicated loans, private equity and M&A, as well as multilateral financing, people moves and secondary trading.

For more information please visit www.latinfinance.com.

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