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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

Why the Fed must focus on its remit on jobs and stability

January 2, 2020

The former vice-chair of the US Federal Reserve Board talks to The Banker about why he is concerned over the lack of tools available to tackle another serious global economic problem.

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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

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Are Fed latest regulations a change for the better?

January 2, 2020

The Banker recently assembled an expert panel to give their reaction to the US Federal Reserve's latest batch of regulations, issued in late 2019. 

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Will new president bring positive change for Bolivia’s banks?

December 2, 2019

Bolivia’s political upheaval means changes ahead for the country’s banking sector, which will be hoping for a review of its high taxes. 

Positive signs for Colombia’s banks

November 12, 2019

The IMF is continuing to forecast healthy economic growth for Colombia, in contrast to many of its neighbours. Will this provide fertile ground for the country’s banks? Marie Kemplay reports.

How mutual trust and respect will enhance the Latam-China relationship

November 1, 2019

Latin America’s increasing interest in attracting Chinese investments, tourists and commerce is matched by China’s growing presence in the region, says Panama's former vice-president and foreign minister.

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Canadian banks shore up defences against global headwinds

November 1, 2019

Faced with an increase in geopolitical and economic threats, Canada's banks are ramping up activity in loan-loss provisions and wealth management. 

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Alejandro Díaz de León: central bank independence is worth celebrating in Mexico

October 1, 2019

The independent status granted to Mexico's central bank 25 years ago has been a key factor in the country's recent economic stability.