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Caricom rankings

Caribbean lenders seem to be finally emerging from a difficult few years, with both aggregate Tier 1 capital and assets rising. Profitability remains largely unchanged, however, with some banks making significant gains while others remain in the red. 

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Europe’s cities may be on the recovery but it is Beijing that tops the table of most profitable international financial centres worldwide. 

Venezuela leads asset growth charge

Top 10 countries by asset growth T

With a 32% increase in assets, Venezuela leads the way in this year's top 10 countries by asset growth ranking.

Return on capital in crisis-hit eurozone countries

ROC crisis countries graph

A look at the different pace of losses in five crisis-hit eurozone countries.

Global profits recover to pre-crisis levels

Global profits recover to pre-crisis levels

Global profits have increased by nearly 25% in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2014.

Larry Howai

Finance minister looks to put Trinidad and Tobago on IFC map

Trinidad and Tobago finance minister Larry Howai tells Silvia Pavoni about his plans for the country's international finance centre, and explains why its improving legislative framework and educated workforce make the country stand out from its Caribbean peers.

Jwala Rambarran

Trinidad and Tobago CBG takes the inclusive approach

The governor of Trinidad and Tobago's central bank, Jwala Rambarran, has overseen a hectic period in which the country has considerably tightened its supervision procedures, sought to clarify the role of its international finance centre and developed its capital markets. He tells Silvia Pavoni how improving financial inclusion is his next priority. 

Trinidad and Tobago IFC

Trinidad and Tobago looks to clear the IFC hurdles

Trinidad and Tobago’s plans to develop an international finance centre hold great promise, but what hurdles does the country face to achieve its goal?

Shipping out

Trinidad and Tobago's maritime solution

Trinidad and Tobago has much to do to improve its business climate in the non-energy sector, but the Caribbean country already has ambitious plans, which include developing its maritime economy.

Trinidad and Tobago looks beyond oil and gas

Trinidad and Tobago looks beyond oil and gas

With an average GDP per capita higher than any other country in Central and South America, Trinidad and Tobago has built its economic might on the back of its oil and gas resources. However, the Caribbean country is now looking to diversify its economy, and key to this is the establishment of an IFC.

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2014

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