The Mexican Bank Crisis Just Won't Go Away

With Banca Serfin foundering, a wave of mergers could follow

When Mexican authorities announced a new debtor relief program last December, they promised it was the end of a four-year banking crisis. To make their point, they called the plan "punto final," Spanish for "full stop" or "period." Now, Mexicans joke that a better name for the plan would have been "comma."

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