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How will Latin America's infrastructure needs be financed?

June 1, 2017

As recession and scandals continue to blight the region's economy, can Latin America’s infrastructure needs dovetail with those of international banks and investors? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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BNDES president explains bank's smaller focus

March 1, 2017

Brazil’s development bank, BNDES, has gone from dividing the economy into broad sectors to holding a narrower focus on individual requests for financing. Bank president Maria Silvia Bastos talks to Silvia Pavoni about incentivising green projects and life beyond the Petrobras scandal.

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Brazil relishes end of IPO dry season

February 1, 2017

Brazil’s confounding equity market can rise even when the economy dives and political scandals break. However, 2016 was so chaotic that initial public offerings struggled to launch. Politics permitting, things are about to change, writes Thierry Ogier.

Why a dose of reality is healthy for central bankers

October 3, 2016

Emerging market economies should take advantage of the current global liquidity while it lasts – but it is crucial that central bank targets for growth are realistic, and therefore credible, advises Brazil's central bank governor.

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.

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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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Can Brazil's BTG Pactual win back its reputation?

March 1, 2016

After BTG Pactual's chief executive, André Esteves, was arrested – if not charged – late last year, the bank’s managers were quick to limit any reputational damage, which included embarking upon a new strategic direction. Brian Caplen charts a turbulent few months for the lender.

Spanish banks share in New World ills

November 18, 2015

 

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Spanish banks looked to Latin America to bolster their profits during the domestic financial crisis, but this could change as the region faces troubles of its own.  

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Top 200 Latin American banks ranking 2015: Argentina and Brazil press on in hard times

November 2, 2015

The Banker’s Top 200 Latin American banks ranking for 2014 sees Brazilian institutions stay on top, while Argentina maintains its status as most profitable, despite mounting challenges. 

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Joaquim Levy: how to reignite Brazil's economy

June 1, 2015

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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