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Scotiabank CEO sticking to growth plan

Scotiabank CEO sticking to growth plan

Scotiabank intends to expand its domestic credit card business, despite record levels of household debt in Canada. It also wants to push retail operations in Latin America, a region where economic growth has been largely disappointing in recent years. Chief executive Brian Porter explains the rationale behind what may sound to some like a risky plan.

Is private banking a global or local game
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Is private banking a global or local game?

Recent years have seen private banks hit by heavy regulation, fines and spiralling compliance costs, all of which have taken their toll on profits and brand value. As banking groups redefine their exposure to wealth management across the world, will private banking become a game better played by local and specialised names?

Colombian banks lead central American banks ranking
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Top 100 central American banks ranking, 2014

While Colombian banks are gaining ground in central America, locally owned banks are still scoring well in this year's Top 100 ranking of central American banks. 

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São Paulo leads Latam financial FDI inflows but Caracas tops outflows list

The Brazilian metropolis of São Paulo attracted the most FDI into its financial sector in Latin American and Caribbean cities in 2013, while Caracas in Venezuela was the surprise leader in the outflows table.

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Latin America's economic prospects in 2014

Lower growth in Latin America and a lack of reforms in areas such as education, infrastructure and taxation are not inviting propositions, but the region still shows some areas of great promise in 2014.

How Fed tapering has affected Argentina, Brazil and Chile
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How Fed tapering has affected Argentina, Brazil and Chile

The tapering of the US Federal reserve's quantitative easing programme and a higher interest rates environment are mopping up liquidity from emerging markets, separating the top-in-class from the current-account-bingers. How does Latin America fare?

Fast growth and rare opportunities in the new Colombia
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Fast growth and rare opportunities in the new Colombia

With the fastest growing economy in Latin America and the lowest rate of inflation, Colombia has a lot going for it. But foreign banks looking to enter the market are finding that opportunities are rare and competition is intense. 

Juan Manuel Santos
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Colombia's president touts peace and prosperity

Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s centrist president, is the front-runner in presidential elections due to start in May and, if national polls prove correct, looks set to win a second term in office.

MINT banks face fresh challenges

MINT banks face fresh challenges

If the early 2000s were all about the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, now attention is shifting to the up-and-coming countries of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – the MINTs. And with rapid economic growth predicted, retail banks in these countries will be under enormous pressure to keep up.

A fine frenzy
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A fine frenzy! How banks are paying the price for the subprime crisis

Over the past two years banks have been hit by a huge wave of litigation relating to residential mortgages, interbank rates, consumer insurance and money laundering. Though lenders have largely managed to absorb the costs fairly easily, it seems that the regulators are not quite finished when it comes to dishing out fines.

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