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US agencies probe banks over artificial intelligence risks

April 15, 2021

Federal regulators seeking details about how tech is employed in fraud prevention and credit underwriting.

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Credit policies amid Brazil’s worsening Covid-19 crisis

April 12, 2021

As the country grapples with a soaring death toll, emergency measures have tackled credit scarcity in different ways.

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Peru prays for political stability

April 1, 2021

Huge risks loom over Peru’s economy, as the country pulls out of its worst crisis in decades. 

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Peru’s banks brace for another tough year

April 1, 2021

The South American country's financial institutions anticipate 2021 will not be easy.

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Morgan Stanley crowned best-performing US bank

March 25, 2021

Bank topped US rankings in growth, profitability and return-on-risk last year, according to latest data. 

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Are retail investors changing the rules of the game?

March 22, 2021

Social media-led rallies of so-called ‘meme stocks’ have fuelled debate around functioning of US stock markets. 

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Banks can offer Amazon rainforest shelter from the storm

March 19, 2021

Lenders have an important role to play in preserving the world’s largest rainforest.

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Deforestation hurts both banks and the Amazon

March 19, 2021

By committing to the principles of ESG, not just saying the letters out loud, banks stand to gain from pulling out of the rainforest.

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BPI calls on Fed to extend leverage ratio exclusions

March 18, 2021

Ratio applied to eight G-SIBs needs to be recalibrated, says the Bank Policy Institute.

 

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Mexican banks: liquid but cautious

March 1, 2021

Despite being flush with cash, Mexico’s banks have taken a conservative approach to lending during the pandemic.