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The banking challenges for Latin America in 2020

Today 10:02 am

Social unrest and significant reforms are among the topics of discussion for the Latin American experts participating in The Banker’s roundtable discussion. 

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Venezuela's bleak outlook

Today 10:01 am

Venezuela’s ongoing leadership dispute is doing nothing to solve the country's economic woes or stem the outward flood of its impoverished citizens, says Eric Farnsworth of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society.

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Colombia eyes a sustainable and digital future

February 24, 2020

Colombia’s financial sector is seeking to prolong its upward growth curve through a combination of sustainability financing and digital products.

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Argentina’s economy stares into the abyss – again

February 24, 2020

While the country waits to see which direction the new government will take, a sense of déja vu is pervading throughout the Argentinian economy. 

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IDB president looks back on 15 years in charge

February 24, 2020

The IDB's president talks about the changes he has observed in Latin America over the past decade-and-a-half, and the increasing importance of development finance.

A moment of hope for Puerto Rico’s economy?

February 18, 2020

Agreement with bondholders to restructure $35bn-worth of debt could mark a turning point for the Caribbean island’s struggling economy.

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Banking optimism prevails as Peru falters

February 5, 2020

Despite sluggish economic growth and political turmoil in the country, Peru’s banks continue to perform impressively.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2020

February 3, 2020

The world’s top banking brands have faced numerous headwinds in the past 12 months, resulting in a drop in global brand value. 

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Scotiabank leverages its footprint for innovation

January 2, 2020

The group head of international banking and digital transformation at Canada’s Scotiabank is a firm believer in building a flexible and open technology architecture to take advantage of the innovation ecosystem. 

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Sarah Bloom Raskin: the US's focus is misplaced

January 2, 2020

The proliferation of US sanctions is not helping build resilience, while climate change risk is being ignored by policy-makers, former deputy Treasury secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin tells The Banker