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Pandemic and political upheaval weigh on Peruvian banks

November 20, 2020

Bad loans expected to show up on banks' balance sheets in 2021, according to S&P Global.

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Colombia’s financial services industry thrives despite domestic tumult

November 18, 2020

South American country has seen rise in interest from foreign lenders amid a challenging environment.

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Biden victory ushers in tougher environment for US banks

November 16, 2020

Higher taxes and tighter regulation may beckon as new administration shifts emphasis towards climate change and healthcare.

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Easing emerging market instability amid Covid-19

November 2, 2020

Equity interventions by governments, rather than large loans, could help prevent financial instability across Latin America.

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Latam fintech on the rise

November 2, 2020

A raft of Latin American fintech ecosystems are emerging, creating new business models and leveraging open banking.

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Santander chair on group’s Brazil strategy

November 2, 2020

Pandemic has thrown up unique challenges, admits Santander's executive chair Ana Botín.

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How banks can help build a better post-Covid Brazil

November 2, 2020

Brazil is looking at how to bounce back in a more sustainable way with healthier cities and wider access to financial services.

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The Banker's Top 200 Latam Banks 2020

November 2, 2020

Top 200 Latin American banks ranking shows little movement at the top, but the region will struggle more than most post-pandemic. 

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The 2021 Summit of the Americas: photo op or turning point?

October 30, 2020

The US will host a meeting of western hemisphere leaders next year, offering an opportunity to lay out a new vision for the region.

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Western banks brace for loan loss surge

October 19, 2020

Write-offs at big banks in the UK, the US and Australia are expected to rise as government stimulus expires, according to Moody’s.