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Gord Nixon

Why Canada does not need or deserve Basel III regulation

June 1, 2011

Not every country needs stronger, better capitalised banks. Gord Nixon, chief executive of the Royal Bank of Canada, explains why this is the case for Canada.

Adam Waterous

Scotia Capital’s oil and gas expertise boosts M&A business

May 4, 2011

Scotia Capital provides its oil and gas clients with in-depth geophysical expertise, something that vice-chairman Adam Waterous believes is just as important as advice on the structuring of mergers and acquisitions.

canada property boom

Consumer debt and Basel III pose problems for Canadian banks

May 4, 2011

With one of the most stable and well-capitalised banking systems in the world, Canadian banks are riding high on the back of a strong mortgage market. But will high consumer debt levels and international banking regulation restrict activity? 

Is Brazil heading for a credit bubble?

March 24, 2011

The spike in loans to individuals over the past year has led some analysts to suggest there is a credit bubble in Brazil. Click here to find out more.

Chinese investment into Latin America

China changes tactics for Latin American resources

March 22, 2011

China's quest to meet its natural resources needs has been largely concentrated on Africa, but its presence in Latin America has been creeping up over the past decade. Latam governments, however, are proving to be less co-operative than their African counterparts. 

Andrea Travesone

Is European venture debt gone for good?

March 14, 2011

As the financial crisis all but decimated venture debt in Europe, the possibility of its return is a thorny issue. While some countries are seeking alternative methods to fund start-up companies, others are preparing for business as usual.

The banking district of Panama City

Central American banks cause a stir

February 23, 2011

Though the Central American banking sector shows some mixed results, The Banker's ranking demonstrates just why the region's leading banks are drawing global attention.


Colombia leaves its past behind

February 22, 2011

Once renowned as one of the most dangerous countries on the planet, Colombia has tackled much of its drug-related problems and boasts one of the best-performing economies in Latin America, which is attracting international investment and in turn creating myriad opportunities for the country's banks.

Juan Carlos Echeverry, Colombia's finance minister

Colombia primed for growth

February 16, 2011

Colombia's finance minister, Juan Carlos Echeverry, has every reason to be enthusiastic about his country's future but he is careful not to be complacent, knowing only too well that an economic boom can lead to bust.

Felipe Larraín, finance minister, Chile

Chile's finance minister, Felipe Larraín on the country's plans to double growth

January 28, 2011

The Chilean government has ambitious plans to double growth and – ultimately – eradicate poverty, all while contending with currency appreciation.

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