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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.

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Banks line up to take advantage of EU-Mercosur deal

October 1, 2019

A landmark agreement between the EU and the customs union of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay has been reached, and several banks are already positioning themselves for a boost in trade and investment.

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Latam and Caribbean banks work to relieve pain of de-risking

October 1, 2019

De-risking has slowed on a global level, However, the threat remains in the Latin America and Caribbean region. 

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Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking: Brazil's big five lead again

October 1, 2019

Brazil proves its regional preeminence as its five largest lenders retain the top slots in The Banker’s Latin American ranking, despite experiencing a drop in Tier 1 capital. 

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Puerto Rico’s problems linger on

August 1, 2019

Uncertainty looms over Puerto Rico’s future as the hurricane-struck island deals with the retreat of international banks.

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The Banker's Top 50 Caricom Banks ranking: hurricane aftermath hinders recovery

August 1, 2019

The devastation caused during the 2017 hurricane season has proved a lasting challenge for economies in the Caricom region, as The Banker's rankings show.

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Colombia looks to get infrastructure projects back on track

July 2, 2019

Jolted by the Odebrecht scandal, investment into Colombia all but dried up after 2016. Now, however, the country is looking to bounce back.

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Senior women join forces to tackle Brazil's banking gender gap

July 2, 2019

Four leading female bankers in Brazil have launched a project to tackle the problem of women being under-represented on the boards of the country's lenders.

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Why orange is the new black for Colombian banks

July 2, 2019

Forget staying in the black, Colombian banks are looking to the president's orange economy to help boost their fortunes. 

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What impact will open banking have on Brazil?

July 2, 2019

While political turbulence continues to rattle Brazil, the country’s central bank is pushing ahead with pragmatic initiatives.