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Alfonso Prat-Gay

Argentina's minister of economy relishes return to international stage

June 1, 2016

Argentina’s minister of economy and public finance, Alfonso Prat-Gay, talks to Silvia Pavoni about mending fences between his country and the international economic community, and how he plans to lower its poverty levels.

New prime minister looks to get Jamaica working

May 23, 2016

In his first major international interview since he was sworn in as prime minister on March 3, Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness tells Courtney Fingar about his economic strategy for the next few years, including tax reform and preparation for the opening-up of Cuba.

Brazil presents a tough task for Temer

May 23, 2016

Following the disarray of the Rousseff years, Brazil’s new president has his work cut out.

JPMorgan

Wall Street woes weigh on big US lenders

May 11, 2016

The first-quarter results of the US's largest banks exemplifies the difficulties being felt in the fixed-income, currencies and commodities trading space. However, unlike some of their European counterparts, US lenders are not pulling out of the business entirely. Jane Monahan investigates why. 

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. 

John Shay

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.

A road to nowhere

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.

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