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Pandemic slows post-peace deal FDI flurry in Colombia

November 16, 2021

Financial services and fintech investment had picked up following a 2016 pact with left-wing rebel group Farc.

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US and UK banks bask in stellar third quarter results

November 12, 2021

Surge in profits driven by pandemic rebound and M&A bonanza unlikely to last, say analysts.

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Turning of the tide on US antitrust

November 11, 2021

A renewed interest in antitrust could mean greater scrutiny ahead of mergers – including banking consolidation – and even the prospect of curbs on US tech giants.

Deposits rebounding at Uruguayan banks

November 10, 2021

Gross total deposits at the two largest banks in Uruguay have increased 10-11% over the past five years.

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NPLs on the rise at Honduran banks

November 8, 2021

Banco de Occidente Honduras, the fourth-largest bank in the country by assets and Tier 1 capital, saw its bad loans ratio rise to 8.6% in 2020.

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Tier 1 capital steadily rises at biggest Canadian banks

November 2, 2021

Toronto Dominion Bank, the country’s largest bank by assets, saw its holdings of core capital increase by 41% between 2016 and 2020.

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China’s push into Latin America

November 1, 2021

China’s economic expansion into Latin America has raised questions about the motivation behind such investments and the contractual terms.

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The Banker’s Top 100 Central American Banks 2021

October 28, 2021

The Banker’s Top 100 Central American Banks ranking shows a resilient industry in the face of many challenges.

Allowances for loan losses jump at Costa Rican banks

October 26, 2021

Banco de Costa Rica, the second-largest bank by assets, increased allowances for loan losses by 28% year-on-year in 2020.

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Guyana’s banks prepare for boom

October 20, 2021

Oil is the one-word explanation for the transformation underway in Guyana’s economy and financial system.