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Top 1000 World Banks - Buoyant US banks strengthen grip in North America

July 2, 2018

A more lax regulatory environment has given a boost to large US lenders, with the 'Big Four' of JPMorgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup all recording impressive performances in 2017. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Who will survive Latin America's ‘year of political risk’?

June 1, 2018

Regional experts participating in The Banker’s virtual roundtable discuss the Latin American central banks that have impressed them, the countries that are at higher currency risk, and the possible impact on the region of elections in Mexico and Brazil. Edited by Silvia Pavoni.

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The US, China and the battle for Latin America

May 1, 2018

Though it may not be evident from Donald Trump's Twitter feed, the US is attempting to wrestle back the trade initiative from China in Latin America. Silvia Pavoni speaks to senior Washington officials responsible for taking on this task.

US keeps lead in Latam FDI - for now

May 1, 2018

Keen to hold the geopolitical balance of power in Latin America, the US is beating China in financial services FDI into the region – but not by much, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

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São Paulo governor eyes a Chinese route to Brazilian prosperity

April 23, 2018

Geraldo Alckmin, governor of São Paulo state, tells Silvia Pavoni that the new economic world order means Brazil should embrace investment from China as it emerges as the South American country’s top trading partner.

US Treasury shies away from radical overhaul of resolution process

March 21, 2018

The US Department of the Treasury released a report on February 21 detailing suggested reforms to US bank resolution mechanisms, but the recommendations were more notable for what they do not want to change than what they want to amend. By Justin Pugsley.

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Top 100 Central American Banks: Banco General takes the lead

March 1, 2018

Panama once again dominates The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks ranking, though a new leader has emerged in the shape of Banco General. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Argentina returns to retail banking’s long game

March 1, 2018

Following a well-publicised period of recession and turbulence, Argentina’s banking industry has seen optimism return. But consolidation and lower inflation bring their own problems, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Chile’s minister of foreign affairs looks to set a Latam example

March 1, 2018

Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s minister of foreign affairs, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the country’s influence on Latin American trade and what China’s One Belt, One Road initiative means for the region.

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Creating a blueprint for Latin America's new trade

March 1, 2018

A shift in global geopolitics might mean a new direction for Latin American trade, with new influences, new alliances and new deals. Will 2018 be the year the region puts what have largely been complex, ineffective trading patterns behind it? Silvia Pavoni reports.