Latest articles from Americas

Panama Papers expose a tale of data leaks and toothless bodies

April 24, 2016

Progress in cleaning up offshore financial centres should be driven by international jurisdictions not the leaking of documents.

US leads strong 2015 trading revenues

April 15, 2016
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Trading revenue in the US is expected to fall in the first quarter of 2016. However, 2015 was still the best year for trading since 2011. 

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Virtu Financial senior vice-president eyes move to the mainstream

April 1, 2016

Virtu Financial seems to have overcome the controversy surrounding high-frequency trading to achieve growing acceptance as an alternative market-maker at a time when bank dealers are shrinking. The company's senior vice-president, John Shay, explains its strategy.

US demands more from banks on TLAC

April 1, 2016

US Federal Reserve proposals for total loss-absorbing capacity go well beyond the Financial Stability Board standards in some areas.

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A road to nowhere? Latin America's new infrastructure game

April 1, 2016

With low economic growth and high interest rates denting the appeal of Latin America’s infrastructure to lenders and investors, Silvia Pavoni looks at how infrastructure finance in the region will be affected. 

Canadian banks hit by low oil and gas prices

March 11, 2016
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Large Canadian banks are facing a rise in impaired loans – with the exception of TD Bank – because of the oil and gas slump, with Scotiabank having the largest exposure to the sector and the Bank of Montreal the smallest.

Brazilian banks weather the storm

Weathering the storm: Brazil's banks stay strong

March 1, 2016

Brazil’s banks have long experience of steering through choppy financial waters and were able to anticipate the country’s current difficulties with a range of pragmatic and forward-looking measures that have rewarded them with increased profits in a shrinking economy. 

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Latin America enters a new age of pragmatism

March 1, 2016

Economic difficulties and low commodity prices are forcing Latin America into a new age of pragmatism, as populist policies fall out of favour amid stagnant living standards, and worries emerge about the region's reliance on Chinese investment.

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The rise of the Dominican Republic

March 1, 2016

The Dominican Republic has forged its international reputation around tourism, but its diverse economy is bringing in investment in sectors as varied as telecommunications and textiles, while the country's president is setting to work on educational standards. Key players from the Dominican Republic discuss the country's promise in a Leadership Series roundtable discussion that was sponsored by BanReservas and independently written by The Banker.

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Fast and flexible: wealth management the Bahamas way

March 1, 2016

The Bahamas' ability to create investment products quickly in response to clients' specific needs gives it an advantage as an international financial centre, though greater communication efforts may be needed to convince its critics regarding the country's compliance with international regulation. The discussion was sponsored by the Bahamas Financial Services Board, Equity Bank and Trust, Deltec and the Bahamas Ministry of Financial Services and independently edited by The Banker.

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