Latest articles from Americas

Fed

Risk of recession high, chance of a soft landing low for the US economy

April 25, 2022

The US Federal Reserve has a full agenda as it engages in battle with rising inflation. 

Global M&A volumes drop by 20% in Q1

April 19, 2022

It has not been a great start to the year for the global mergers and acquisitions market, with deal volumes down across all regions. 

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JP Morgan

The Banker’s Top 100 US Banks

April 1, 2022

Strong profitability, soundness, leverage and return-on-risk metrics put Discover Financial Services at the top of our best-performing banks ranking. 

Guillermo Avellán

Central Bank of Ecuador promotes financial inclusion

March 30, 2022

Guillermo Avellán has been at the helm of the Central Bank of Ecuador since June 2021, implementing a host of changes that the country’s government has been passing to modernise and grow the economy. He spoke to The Banker about deepening financial inclusion and implementing reforms to maintain a solid financial system.

Dante Mossi

Central America’s sustainable recovery

March 28, 2022

Dr Dante Mossi, executive president of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei), talks to Joy Macknight about how it is helping the region’s farmers and small producers reactivate and transform their businesses to ensure a sustainable future.

Guillermo Lasso

Ecuador’s banks get unexpected boost from government

March 14, 2022

Ecuador’s banks expect a banner year in 2022 stimulated by an unexpected source — the government.

Diego Labat new

Growing economy gives Uruguay monetary policy options

February 16, 2022

Uruguay’s central bank governor speaks to The Banker about managing inflation, de-dollarisation and digital assets.

Banco Republica

Uruguay’s banks ready to grow

February 14, 2022

Robust financial regulations, strong liquidity and a solid economic rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic underpin a resilient banking system.

Market volatility

High-grade corporates 'riskiest asset class' in credit amid QE unwind

February 7, 2022

High-grade corporate borrowers are most at risk to the tightening of monetary policy, with an increase in supply but lower demand. Burhan Khadbai reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Will Latin American banks’ resilience continue?

January 11, 2022

Latin American banks have had mixed fortunes in 2020, largely dependent on their pre-pandemic situation. While some have seen growth, persistent lockdown measures could threaten this in 2021.