Measuring local bank performance is a challenge when a country relies on four different exchange rates.
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A higher leverage ratio requirement would prove a challenge to 13 global systematically important banks.
Growth in Puerto Rico's economy is sluggish, and its banks have been struggling to find profitable areas. However, a round of mergers and acquisitions – some of them enforced – and opportunities overseas mean that the island's lenders are finding some ways to expand.
It is becoming less and less likely that Argentina will resolve its dispute with international investors over its 2002 default before its presidential election in October. The question is, will the country drift further apart from the international investor community, or will the next government bring about the structural reforms markets are impatient to see?
The head of Colombia's stock exchange, Juan Pablo Cordoba, discusses the need for further capital market integration in the Andean region, and tells Silvia Pavoni how deepening its capital markets ties in with the country's wider economic plan.
Psychometric testing could help boost financial inclusion by providing an alternative method of predicting the willingness to repay among borrowers with no credit history, according to Daniel Schydlowsky of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.
US and EU regulators have promised to keep working toward mutual recognition of each other’s derivative clearing houses, but there is an ideological gap to bridge.
Brazil maintains its dominance at the top of the Central and South American ranking, but a growth spurt at two Venezuelan lenders has pushed Mexican and Chilean lenders down the list.
There is little change in the North American ranking, with the largest lenders continuing to bolster their capital positions and hold on to their positions in the region.
Flat growth, heavy public spending and a corruption scandal at state-owned energy giant Petrobras have dented Brazil’s appeal to international investors, but Joaquim Levy, the country’s finance minister, is working to turn its fortunes around.
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