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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.

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Fed plans new round of bank stress tests in response to Covid-19

October 15, 2020

Further stress tests to analyse how banks stand up against two scenarios featuring bad recessions.

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What would a Biden presidency mean for US banks?

October 6, 2020

Rise in corporate tax rate could hit net income but spending plans might also drive growth and boost overall profits.

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Redrawing Asia’s trade maps

October 1, 2020

As Asia grapples with the aftermath of Covid-19, previous challenges have returned to the fore. 

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The role banks can play in easing social tensions in the US

September 29, 2020

US banks can work to ease the growing social tensions, with or without the help of whoever occupies the White House in 2021

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Argentine banks take stock of $65bn sovereign debt deal

September 11, 2020

Total sovereign exposure at private sector lenders has risen this year on back of weak loan demand.

Can Costa Rica tackle its debt problems?

July 21, 2020

President Alvarado hopes package of cuts will help put country on a more secure economic footing.

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Brazil’s banks brace for impact as crisis deepens

July 8, 2020

As the death toll rises and a recession looms how will pandemic impact Brazil’s banks?

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US Bank builds digital DIY and co-browsing capabilities

July 6, 2020

Chief digital officer Derek White outlines how crisis has pushed group into new way of working.

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Next IDB chief should come from Latin America

July 3, 2020

Latam countries need to agree alternative candidate to counter US efforts to hijak process.