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Dominican Republic looks to cash in on growth story

November 1, 2018

As the Dominican Republic enjoys solid growth, the government is betting on improved infrastructure and energy investment, plus new links with China, for a further economic boost.

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Dominican Republic banks reveal taste for consolidation

November 1, 2018

Dominican Republic banks have recovered from 2017's sluggish growth, following central bank action to arrest any downward trend.

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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.