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Banks fight for position in Latin America

November 24, 2010

The banking landscape in Latin America has changed considerably in recent years as local banks have strengthened while some foreign groups have been in retreat. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Wells Fargo takes business banking to 2.0

September 29, 2010

Wells Fargo's head of wholesale services has presided over the bank's commercial banking portal since it was launched in 2000 and has been instrumental in launching a number of Web 2.0 and social networking-inspired features and tools. Writer John Beck


Bank crisis: Payback time

August 30, 2010

The world has come a long way since the lurid headlines of 2008 warning that support for the banking sector would cost governments around the world trillions of dollars. While dangers still persist, money is steadily starting to return to government coffers. Writer Geraldine Lambe

FIG markets adjust to new realities

August 30, 2010

In markets beset by uncertainty over new Basel regulations, bank balance-sheet quality and the sovereign debt overhang, The Banker invited the heads of financial institutions groups at major banks to discuss how issuers can respond. Writer Philip Alexander

Russia's second-tier investment banks have ambitious plans

May 28, 2010

As Russian capital markets activity revives, second-tier investment banking groups have ambitious plans to share a larger slice of the business. But competition is tough. Writer Philip Alexander

The new line up: investment banks battle for position

May 5, 2010

There are two clear leaders at the front of the investment banking pack, but a battle is being waged immediately behind them - and there is everything to play for. Geraldine Lambe reports.

Rebuilding UBS: Can UBS revive its business and reputation?

March 3, 2010

UBS has endured a catastrophic three years. Now, under the stewardship of former Credit Suisse chief Oswald Grübel, the bank is attempting to restore its reputation and revive its business. Geraldine Lambe reports.

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Is foreign investment the answer to Iraq's banking needs?

December 30, 2009

A muscular banking sector will make or break whether Iraq is to rebuild and prosper. And while there are increasing levels of capital inflow into the region, local banking infrastructure remains limited, leaving the sector wide open for foreign investment. Writer Courtney Fingar in Baghdad


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


Downturn plays into regional hands

October 28, 2009

The economic downturn has temporarily alleviated the pressure on Brazil's regional banks. They are using that breathing space to seek efficiencies, including cost cutting, improving customer service and seeking capital from new sources. They need to move fast: as national banks recover, acquisition of regional banks will once again become an attractive expansion strategy. Writer John Rumsey

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