Latest articles from Americas

Brazil tops Latin America's inward FDI list

November 1, 2018

Latin American and Caribbean IFCs have attracted just a handful of projects in the past year, with Brazil leading the way.

The IMF and Argentina: a case of history repeating?

November 1, 2018

The IMF is risking hurting, not helping, Argentina.

Dominican Republic’s growing bank assets

October 30, 2018
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The Latin American Banking Federation (Felaban) will be meeting in the Dominican Republic in November. The country’s banks are growing their balance sheets; however profitability is on a downward trend. 

Brazilian banks’ rollercoaster ride

October 16, 2018
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Brazil’s banks have been buffeted by political and economic headwinds for years, and stability is unlikely to return soon with a hotly contested election in the offing.

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A new age of Latin American trade financing dawns

October 1, 2018

Geopolitics and technology are exerting a disruptive influence on trade finance. Latin America is not immune to the consequences – or the benefits. Lucien Chauvin reports.

Top Canadian banks: strong and stable

September 4, 2018

With the US and Mexico coming to an agreement on the way forward for Nafta, Canada has been left out in the cold. But could Canadian banks weather a trade storm? Joy Macknight reports.

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Lea Giménez and Benigno López: How teamwork can bring prosperity to Paraguay

September 3, 2018

In a show of co-operation, Paraguay’s past and present finance ministers are working together for the betterment of the country’s economy.

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Is specialisation best for foreign banks in the US?

September 3, 2018

The US has always been attractive for foreign banks but not all who dare, win.

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What is behind the US's reversal on development finance?

September 3, 2018

In a change of policy, the US administration is modernising its overseas development and foreign aid body.

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What will US policy mean for emerging markets?

September 3, 2018

Changes in US monetary policy are likely to push emerging markets to look for other alliances. Silvia Pavoni reports.