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US derivatives notional value at lowest level since 2008

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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.

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Latam de-risking: fresh ideas wanted

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

From World / Americas / Cuba

US-Cuban relations: progress, challenges and surprises

The announcement in December 2014 of a restoration of normal relations between Cuba and the US shocked many, and thus far very little opposition has been registered. However, this inactivity should not shroud the challenges that lie ahead for both countries, says Peter Hakim of Inter-American Dialogue.

From World / Americas / Peru

Peru's digital push: how the country's banks are tackling financial inclusion

Peru's economic growth may be slowing, but its bank are still turning in impressive results. The big opportunity on the horizon, however, is the launch of a cross-bank digital payment platform, which could bring a considerable increase in the country's financial inclusion levels.

Is Mexico ready to embrace mobile banking?

The low levels of penetration in mobile banking in Mexico are matched by underwhelming financial inclusion figures. Could a rise in the former bring about an improvement in the latter? Silvia Pavoni investigates.

Trinidad and Tobago banks ride out oil price hits
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Trinidad and Tobago banks continue to lead Caricom ranking despite oil price hits

Weak economic growth has lowered profitability across the Caribbean Community and Common Market, but the strong Trinidadian banking market and good results elsewhere offer some good news in the region.

The obscured view from Venezuela

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Measuring local bank performance is a challenge when a country relies on four different exchange rates.

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G-SIBs threatened with higher leverage ratio


A higher leverage ratio requirement would prove a challenge to 13 global systematically important banks.

Puerto Ricos banks enter survival mode

Puerto Rico's banks enter survival mode

Growth in Puerto Rico's economy is sluggish, and its banks have been struggling to find profitable areas. However, a round of mergers and acquisitions – some of them enforced – and opportunities overseas mean that the island's lenders are finding some ways to expand.

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