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Dominican Republic cracks down on corruption

November 1, 2018

Following the Odebrecht scandal, the Dominican Republic has initiated tough changes to combat corruption, money laundering and tax evasion.

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Banreservas CEO seeks to maintain Dominican lead

November 1, 2018

Simón Lizardo Mezquita talks about the bank's international ties, its investment in technology, and how the country is adopting best practice against money laundering.

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Rescuing Argentina: will the rope snap after IMF bailout?

November 1, 2018

Argentina’s currency crisis has triggered an IMF bailout, which the government believes will spark a recovery. Those who recall the IMF’s last intervention less favourably will be hoping the government is right. 

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.