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US Treasury shies away from radical overhaul of resolution process

March 21, 2018

The US Department of the Treasury released a report on February 21 detailing suggested reforms to US bank resolution mechanisms, but the recommendations were more notable for what they do not want to change than what they want to amend. By Justin Pugsley.

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Top 100 Central American Banks: Banco General takes the lead

March 1, 2018

Panama once again dominates The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks ranking, though a new leader has emerged in the shape of Banco General. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Argentina returns to retail banking’s long game

March 1, 2018

Following a well-publicised period of recession and turbulence, Argentina’s banking industry has seen optimism return. But consolidation and lower inflation bring their own problems, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Chile’s minister of foreign affairs looks to set a Latam example

March 1, 2018

Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s minister of foreign affairs, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the country’s influence on Latin American trade and what China’s One Belt, One Road initiative means for the region.

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Creating a blueprint for Latin America's new trade

March 1, 2018

A shift in global geopolitics might mean a new direction for Latin American trade, with new influences, new alliances and new deals. Will 2018 be the year the region puts what have largely been complex, ineffective trading patterns behind it? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Argentina’s treasury minister embraces global re-engagement

March 1, 2018

Argentina’s treasury minister, Nicolas Dujovne, talks to Silvia Pavoni about reversing damaging fiscal decisions and bringing investment back to the country.

Latam financial services FDI drops sharply

March 1, 2018

Leading cities attracted less than half the financial services investment of last year’s top 10, but São Paulo continues to thrive. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Latin America moves the needle in the geopolitics of trade

February 26, 2018

US and China attitudes to the economic potential of Latin America could hardly be more different, but the region will make up its own mind.

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Luis Videgaray Caso: a Mexican take on Nafta

January 2, 2018

The North American Free Trade Agreement is ripe for an update that benefits all parties. But if the US decides to pull out, Mexico is confident that its network of agreements and many enacted reforms will enable it to thrive, says the country’s secretary of foreign affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso.

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Can Venezuela restructure its way out of disaster?

January 2, 2018

Despite a wealth of natural resources, Venezuela has turned into an economic and humanitarian disaster zone. As it teeters on the edge of default, Silvia Pavoni examines what may become the most complex sovereign debt restructuring in modern times – and a test of how China handles troubled foreign investments.

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