Latest articles from Jane Monahan

Luis Arce

May 28, 2010

Luis Arce, Bolivia's finance minister

Since president Evo Morales took office in Bolivia in 2006, political stability has gone hand-in-hand with a period of robust economic growth. The country's finance minister shares with The Banker how Bolivia has managed to protect itself from the worst of the global economic crisis and spells out plans for future expansion. Writer Jane Monahan

US reform: a compromise too far?

May 5, 2010

In the process of attempting to win support for regulatory reform within the US banking industry from both Republicans and financial institutions, concerns are being raised that too many concessions are being made, thus limiting the intended impact of the proposals. Writer Jane Monahan


Puerto Rico's banks reach a critical juncture

December 30, 2009

Puerto Rico's dependence on the US meant that the subprime crisis hit its banking sector particularly hard. A period of consolidation is now expected, but who the winners will be - the big domestic players or foreign-owned entities - remains to be seen. Writer Jane Monahan in Puerto Rico

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October 28, 2009

Key country: Brazil is the most important market in Latin America for HSBC

HSBC's spectacular expansion in Latin America over the past 10 years has certainly paid dividends, with the group now the fifth largest in the region. Head of HSBC Latin America, Emilson Alonso, offers his views on the business and its strategy for the future. Writer Jane Monahan

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Panama leads the way

October 28, 2009

With the exception of Panama, whose macroeconomy is cushioned by its canal expansion plan, GDP growth forecasts for the small economies of central America are negative this year as trade and investment from the US slows. Writer Jane Monahan

Agustin Carstens

October 5, 2009

Mexico's finance minister discusses the country's close relationship with the US, and whether the banking sector should play a bigger role in reactivating Mexico's stuttering economy. Writer Jane Monahan


A ray of light for Mexico

October 5, 2009

Although Mexico's exports and remittances are in decline, its oil production and tourism sectors weakened and unemployment rising, the country's banking industry entered the global crisis in good shape and may be able to provide the credit needed to reactivate the economy. Writer Jane Monahan

LatAm banks take CSR plunge

July 7, 2009

Banks across Latin America are gradually signing up to the rules designed to ensure major project finance is environmentally responsible. But take-up is still slow and commitment varies from institution to institution. Writer Jane Monahan

Winners and Losers in LATAM

June 4, 2009

Some of the multilateral development banks in the Latin Americas region are proving stellar sources of funding at this time of crisis, although others are lagging behind with depleted reserves. Writer Jane Monahan

A different kind of support

June 4, 2009

National development banks in Latin America such as Brazil's BNDES and Mexico's Nafinsa are playing an important role in keeping funds flowing in the region, but there is a danger of them being over-stretched. Writer Jane Monahan

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