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Brazil needs less talk, more action

February 1, 2019

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has announced that he wants to open up his country’s economy, but his government as a whole is sending mixed signals.

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Do bumps in the road lie ahead for Canada's banks?

January 2, 2019

Canada's banks have enjoyed a profitable few years, but are now faced with issues such as the US-China trade war, a dip in the mortgage markets, and a new counter-terrorism act coming into force. Lucien Chauvin assesses the likely impact of these events.

New York tops US IFCs across all rankings

January 2, 2019

New York beats all other US IFCs into first place, with the UK being both biggest recipient of projects and contributor of inward flows. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Argentina foreign affairs minister bullish on recovery

December 3, 2018

Argentina's foreign affairs minister tells The Banker why he is confident the country will bounce back from economic crisis, with help from China.

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US community banks fight back

November 7, 2018

A survey by the FDIC shines a fresh light on the US's community banks, many of which are enjoying a new lease of life in a recovering economy.

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Can Brazil end its economic rollercoaster ride?

November 1, 2018

Brazil has undergone some of the most testing times in its history. The Banker reports from São Paulo on how government reforms are improving the situation for the country's banks.

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The Banker's 2018 Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking: Brazil's biggest retain top spots

November 1, 2018

Shrugging off domestic uncertainties, Brazil's biggest lenders take the first five places in this year's Top 200 Latin American Banks rankings, led by Itaú Unibanco. 

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Will coal plant IPO kick off Dominican Republic capital market reform?

November 1, 2018

The sell-off of a national coal plant signals the Dominican Republic's opening up of its capital markets.

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Dominican Republic looks to cash in on growth story

November 1, 2018

As the Dominican Republic enjoys solid growth, the government is betting on improved infrastructure and energy investment, plus new links with China, for a further economic boost.

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Dominican Republic banks reveal taste for consolidation

November 1, 2018

Dominican Republic banks have recovered from 2017's sluggish growth, following central bank action to arrest any downward trend.