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Pressure for regulators to complete US swaps revolution

The advent of swap execution facilities has not brought about the open access to trading that buy-side participants expected.

Alonso Segura
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Peru's finance minister makes a mobile banking call

Peru's new finance minister, Alonso Segura, is keen to push ahead with plans to diversify the country's economy, reduce informality and finally move banking into the mobile area.

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US banks and rising interest rates: a balancing act

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As the US's economic recovery picks up steam, the Federal Reserve has tapered purchases of debt securities and expects to raise interest rates later this year. First quarter results of the largest US commercial banks show that they are more than prepared for the challenges that will follow.

Mexico reform
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How reform has revamped Mexico's banking market

While declining oil prices have chilled investor interest in Mexico’s newly opened energy sector, the longer term prospects for the country's economy have never been better. Silvia Pavoni looks at the lasting impact of 2013's market reforms and of the country’s growing infrastructure pipeline.

Warren Smith
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Caribbean Development Bank president looks to more diverse, recession-free future

Slowly but surely, the Caribbean is emerging from a long and painful recession. The president of the Caribbean Development Bank, Warren Smith, explains how diversifying the region's economy beyond tourism and establishing a renewable energy sector will help protect against future crises. 

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Latin America's infrastructure renaissance?

Latin America's infrastructure gap is wide and deep, but a new wave of crucial projects are finally starting to fill the void. The Banker takes a look at some high-impact developments that look set to help the region's trade, energy and urbanisation needs.

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The challenges facing Latin America in 2015

A combination of new political strategies at home and abroad, evolving trade routes and weak oil prices are creating a new environment for Latin America. The Banker asked a group of influential economists how the future will look for the region.

Brazil rocky road
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Brazil's capital markets travel a rocky road

With flat economic growth depressing businesses and a wide-reaching corruption scandal scaring off capital market investors, how will the next few months pan out for Brazilian corporates and deal-makers? 

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São Paulo top destination for finance FDI

São Paulo once again received the most foreign direct investment in the whole of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014, while Caracas topped the tables for outward investment.

Top Central American banks ranking
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Top 100 Central American banks ranking: Colombian-owned banks loosen their grip

While BAC Panama remained in top position, other Colombian-owned lenders fared less well in the Top 100 Central American Banks ranking, leaving the way open for Panamanian, Costa Rican and Guatemalan banks to make up ground.

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