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Alfredo E Thorne: Priming Peru’s new engines of growth

January 2, 2017

Economic growth in commodity-dependent Peru is unlikely to surpass 5% in 2017, prompting the Kuczynski government to devise a plan to boost the economy that focuses on investment in infrastructure and improved productivity. 

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Peru targets financial and social inclusion through e-wallet initiative

July 1, 2016

The culture of informal work is a topic that Peru’s new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, is promising to tackle, and which banks are already addressing through financial inclusion initiatives such as the creation of a pioneering, sector-wide e-wallet. Silvia Pavoni investigates its potential to ease one of the country's main pressure points.

What all regulators must do to promote financial inclusion

January 25, 2016

The annual Microscope global report on financial inclusion provides a kind of open-source regulation for fostering the right environment to give everyone access to banking and credit services, wherever they are, writes Michael Schlein, president and chief executive of Accion. 

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Lima Stock Exchange chief: how Peru avoided a downgrade

November 2, 2015

In September, Peru risked losing its emerging market status and being downgraded to frontier by stock indices provider MSCI. Lima bourse’s chairman, Christian Laub, explains what it would have meant to the country – and how it managed to hold on to its rank.

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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. 

TPP to benefit a third of global economy

October 12, 2015

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

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Peru's digital push: how the country's banks are tackling financial inclusion

September 1, 2015

Peru's economic growth may be slowing, but its bank are still turning in impressive results. The big opportunity on the horizon, however, is the launch of a cross-bank digital payment platform, which could bring a considerable increase in the country's financial inclusion levels.

Does psychometrics have a future in financial inclusion?

July 1, 2015

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.

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Peru's finance minister makes a mobile banking call

April 30, 2015

Peru's new finance minister, Alonso Segura, is keen to push ahead with plans to diversify the country's economy, reduce informality and finally move banking into the mobile area.

Panama leads Latam for profitability

January 5, 2015
Top 10 Latin American banking sectors by return on assets

Argentina and Venezuela have the lowest impairment rates in Latin America, but this does not reflect healthy economic conditions.

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