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Mexico reform
From World / Americas

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
From World / Americas

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. 

From World / Americas

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.

From World / Americas

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? 

From World / Americas

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.

A global energy shift
From World / Americas / US

A global energy shift: how US shale production is shaping a new world order

US shale production has significantly altered the landscape of the global energy market. Ahead of the Institute of International Finance's annual spring meeting in Qatar, James King looks at how OPEC is responding to this seismic shift.

From World / Americas

Latam starts bridging the infrastructure gap

For too long, Latin America has been thwarted by its infrastructure deficit. Finally, the launch of several major projects and myriad small but no less significant ones, suggests that it is doing something about this.

US banks play it cool with Cuba
From World / Americas

US banks play it cool with Cuba

The US's decision to normalise relations with Cuba promises to create new opportunities for American banks looking to expand. But, with the US government's changes still to be finalised, the country's banks are reacting cautiously.

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