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The US's slow journey to faster payments

US consumers may be calling for real-time payments, but progress has been slow, with the industry’s payments evolution only at ‘the end of the beginning’, according to the American Banking Association. 

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2014: the year of banks behaving badly

Growing geopolitical risk and the rising toll of misconduct fines overshadowed what should have been a year of strengthening economic recovery.

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Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – global and regional winners

The best of the best are celebrated as The Banker crowns the global Bank of the Year, and hands out the laurels for our regional winners and the lender that has excelled the most when it comes to financial inclusion.

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Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – Americas

The leading banks over the past 12 months from the Americas.

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Why real-time payments are not yet a reality

The US is working towards real-time payments, but will they actually be an improvement for banks?

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Bringing Jamaica back from the brink

Jamaica’s minister of finance Peter Phillips is working with the International Monetary Fund to implement reforms and stimulate economic growth in the Caribbean country.

Peru picks up
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Peru bounces back from 'tapering tantrum'

Peru's stellar economic performance over the past decade hit a bump in 2013 as a result of the US quantitative easing programme. However, the country's central bank governor sees this as a temporary setback, and reports that the Peruvian economy is back on the track towards long-term growth.

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US asset-backed securities rules reassure issuers, but not investors

The US Securities and Exchange Commission altered new rules for asset-backed securities to ease privacy concerns, but investors want more disclosure.

CFTC offers olive branch to Europe
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CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

The new commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has pledged to replace existing regulation with more cross-border friendly rules. Will it be enough to reverse the fragmentation of the global market? 

Argentina and Venezuela scoop big profits
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Top 200 Latin American banks: big size in Brazil, big profits in Argentina

This year’s Top 200 Latin American banks ranking sees Brazil’s behemoth banks reducing in size, while Argentine and Venezuelan lenders continue to show jaw-dropping profitability ratios.

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