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Colombia, Chile and Peru bet on stock exchange merger

March 23, 2023

The proposed integrated exchange of Colombia, Chile and Peru could be a beacon for more international investors if it proves it will be liquid enough and able to attract more issuers.

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SVB fear unfolds in US banking sector

March 21, 2023

Is the ‘one off’ First Republic rescue enough to quell fears in the US banking system? 


The Banker’s Top 100 US Banks 2023

March 17, 2023

The past year saw a wave of consolidation in the US banking sector, with many regional players expanding their footprint through acquisitions and leaping up the ranking as a result. 

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Is painting China as the predator in Latin American activities reductive?

March 10, 2023

Experts at a think tank webinar were keen to dispel some of the myths regarding China’s relationship with Latin America.

Spanish banks most exposed to Argentina

March 7, 2023

In 2023, the South American country’s high inflation is expected to surpass 100% and economic growth estimated at 0.3%.

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The Banker Shorts – March 3, 2023

March 6, 2023

Your quick guide to the week ending March 3, 2023, on

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Cover story: Redefining development banks’ purpose in Latam

March 1, 2023

In Latin America alone, there is an estimated $650bn annual development financing gap to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Should development banks’ focus change to support increasingly high ambitions? 

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Canadian shake-up: TD overtakes rival RBC

February 28, 2023

All change at the top as TD becomes the largest bank in Canada by Tier 1 capital and BMO surpasses Scotiabank to take third place.

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Latin America’s economic challenges for 2023

February 17, 2023

Short- and long-term economic challenges and shifting growth paradigms are the topics of discussion for the Latam economists participating in The Banker’s roundtable. 

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Zenus Bank’s cross-border ambitions

February 8, 2023

Mushegh Tovmasyan, founder of Puerto Rico-based Zenus Bank, lays out its growth plans amid a changing fintech landscape.