Latest articles from Americas

Venezuelan banking sector crumbles

February 7, 2019

Hyperinflation, rampant poverty and a dramatically shrinking economy are plaguing Venezuela, once one of the most prosperous nations in Latin America. While official figures are scarce and often unreliable, the data that is out there paints a bleak picture for the future of the oil-rich nation’s banks, Kat Van Hoof finds.

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Bolsonaro keeps observers guessing on Brazil's trade direction

February 1, 2019

Brazil’s new government wants to open up the country's economy and increase trade with the rest of the world. But beyond the campaign rhetoric, the US-China trade war is making it hard to second guess how achievable those goals will be. Thierry Ogier reports.

Brazil needs less talk, more action

February 1, 2019

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has announced that he wants to open up his country’s economy, but his government as a whole is sending mixed signals.

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Do bumps in the road lie ahead for Canada's banks?

January 2, 2019

Canada's banks have enjoyed a profitable few years, but are now faced with issues such as the US-China trade war, a dip in the mortgage markets, and a new counter-terrorism act coming into force. Lucien Chauvin assesses the likely impact of these events.

New York tops US IFCs across all rankings

January 2, 2019

New York beats all other US IFCs into first place, with the UK being both biggest recipient of projects and contributor of inward flows. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Argentina foreign affairs minister bullish on recovery

December 3, 2018

Argentina's foreign affairs minister tells The Banker why he is confident the country will bounce back from economic crisis, with help from China.

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US community banks fight back

November 7, 2018

A survey by the FDIC shines a fresh light on the US's community banks, many of which are enjoying a new lease of life in a recovering economy.

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Can Brazil end its economic rollercoaster ride?

November 1, 2018

Brazil has undergone some of the most testing times in its history. The Banker reports from São Paulo on how government reforms are improving the situation for the country's banks.

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The Banker's 2018 Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking: Brazil's biggest retain top spots

November 1, 2018

Shrugging off domestic uncertainties, Brazil's biggest lenders take the first five places in this year's Top 200 Latin American Banks rankings, led by Itaú Unibanco. 

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Will coal plant IPO kick off Dominican Republic capital market reform?

November 1, 2018

The sell-off of a national coal plant signals the Dominican Republic's opening up of its capital markets.