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Spanish banks share in New World ails



Spanish banks looked to Latin America to bolster their profits during the domestic financial crisis, but this could change as the region faces troubles of its own.  

From World / Americas / US

Repo markets on the wane


With mounting regulation and the collateral drying up, activity in the repo market, the main avenue for short-term financing on Wall Street, is continuing its free-fall. 

From World / Americas / Peru

Lima Stock Exchange chief: how Peru avoided a downgrade

In September, Peru risked losing its emerging market status and being downgraded to frontier by stock indices provider MSCI. Lima bourse’s chairman, Christian Laub, explains what it would have meant to the country – and how it managed to hold on to its rank.


Top 200 Latin American banks ranking 2015: Argentina and Brazil press on in hard times

The Banker’s Top 200 Latin American banks ranking for 2014 sees Brazilian institutions stay on top, while Argentina maintains its status as most profitable, despite mounting challenges. 

From World / Americas

Latin American wealth management moves back offshore

Economic turbulence is hitting Latin America, exacerbated by the region’s dependence on a stuttering China. Given this backdrop, the region's wealthy individuals are increasingly looking to move their money safely offshore. So what will the future look like for local wealth managers?

From World / Americas

Latin American IFCs witness big FDI fall

São Paulo leads the ranking for investment in financial services in Latin America and the Caribbean, but overall investment has declined dramatically in the past year. 

TPP to benefit a third of global economy

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

From World / Americas / US

US derivatives notional value at lowest level since 2008


The notional value of derivatives from US market participants dropped to the lowest levels since the financial crisis in the second quarter of this year, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reports.

From World / Americas

De-risking Latin America

Regulators’ attempts to crack down on illicit activities are pushing foreign banks out of correspondent relations or entire Latin American and Caribbean markets. Silvia Pavoni looks at what the long-term impact of this will be on the region’s international banking activities.

From World / Americas

Latam de-risking: fresh ideas wanted

Banks’ response to regulators attempts at reducing risk are having the opposite effect in Latin America.

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