Top 1000 World Banks 2015 - Latin America

Despite the lacklustre economic environment and risks of rising non-performing loans, Brazilian banks continue to dominate Latin America's ranking of the largest lenders by Tier 1 capital. But while their leadership is undisputed, capital increases in Venezuela have shaken things up further down the list.

Top 1000 World Banks – Competition in Central and South America hots up

June 29, 2015

Brazil maintains its dominance at the top of the Central and South American ranking, but a growth spurt at two Venezuelan lenders has pushed Mexican and Chilean lenders down the list. 

Top 1000 World Banks – No change at the top in North America

June 29, 2015

There is little change in the North American ranking, with the largest lenders continuing to bolster their capital positions and hold on to their positions in the region. 

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2015 ranking WORLD Press: IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2015

The world’s biggest banks continue to lose ground to Chinese rivals, according to The Banker’s latest ranking of Top 1000 banks.

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2015 ranking UK Press: IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2015

UK banks continue to lose their global position as Chinese banks power ahead, according to The Banker’s latest ranking of Top 1000 banks. HSBC fell from fifth place to ninth, Barclays from 12th to 13th and Royal Bank of Scotland from 15th to 18th as they restructured and slimmed down in the wake of the financial crisis. The ranking is based on capital strength.

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.

Argentina continues to walk a default tightrope

Argentina continues to walk a default tightrope

July 1, 2015

It is becoming less and less likely that Argentina will resolve its dispute with international investors over its 2002 default before its presidential election in October. The question is, will the country drift further apart from the international investor community, or will the next government bring about the structural reforms markets are impatient to see?

Joaquim Levy

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.

Juan Pablo Cordoba

Colombia stock exchange chief looks to make up capital market ground

July 1, 2015

The head of Colombia's stock exchange, Juan Pablo Cordoba, discusses the need for further capital market integration in the Andean region, and tells Silvia Pavoni how deepening its capital markets ties in with the country's wider economic plan. 

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