Latest articles from Americas

Deutsche Bank teaser

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.

US aid policy teaser

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.

US policy EM teaser

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.

Wilbur Ross teaser

Can the US economy keep growing?

September 3, 2018

US growth of 4.1% in the second quarter is the real ‘new normal’, says US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross.

Brazil Christ phone teaser

Brazil’s digital dream: more competition, better products?

August 1, 2018

Established banks and new players alike see digital services as a way to reach Brazil’s unbanked population. But will greater competition lead to a better experience for the consumer? Silvia Pavoni reports.

Carlos Oliva teaser

Peru’s finance minister shrugs off stability concerns

August 1, 2018

Following his predecessor’s resignation, Peru’s new finance minister Carlos Oliva talks to Silvia Pavoni about achieving political stability and the potential of public-private partnerships.

Pacific Alliance financial services FDI is reborn

August 1, 2018

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico – the countries belonging to trading bloc the Pacific Alliance – have turned their fortunes around regarding financial services investment. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Top Caricom banks: Trinidad and Tobago sees dip but keeps crown

August 1, 2018

The Banker’s survey of the top 50 Caribbean Community banks shows Trinidad and Tobago lenders leading the way, despite a fall in assets and Tier 1 capital. Silvia Pavoni reports. 

Fifth Third teaser

US regional banks enjoy a golden age

July 4, 2018

A decade on from the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the US’s regional lenders are using their ample capitalisation as a springboard for acquisitions and digital initiatives. Jane Monahan reports.

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Tax and narcotics dominate Panama finance minister's agenda

July 4, 2018

The finance minister of Panama, Dulcidio De La Guardia, is seeking international co-operation to help the country tackle issues such as tax evasion and drug trafficking. In addition, he tells Silvia Pavoni, he is also looking to the UK to assist in cultivating an environment in which fintechs can thrive.