Latest articles from Americas

RBC crowned best performer in solid year for Canada’s banks

July 4, 2022

Canada’s biggest bank has topped the table in profitability and overall performance.

Inbursa keeps best-performing crown in Mexico

July 4, 2022

Mexico's banks have proved their resiliency, improving asset quality and profitability metrics. 

Latin American banks rebound but face challenges

July 4, 2022

Brazilian banks top the regional table once again, led by Itaú Unibanco.

Profitability bounces back at US banks

July 4, 2022

Following a profit squeeze last year, the US banks benefitted from a more resilient economy than expected.

Bancolombia outperforms rivals

July 4, 2022

The Colombian banking sector outperformed analysts' expectations in 2021, with improved profitability and higher Tier 1 capital. 

Brazil econ new

Brazil’s economy improving despite strong headwinds

July 1, 2022

Brazil’s economy has performed better than expected in the first few months of the year. However, it faces strong headwinds with regards inflation and political uncertainty. 

Nubank new

Brazil's open banking, digital currency and ESG agenda

June 30, 2022

The strength of Brazil’s banks indicates that they will be able to stay the course as they navigate regulatory reforms and the emergence of new competitors.

Renato Lulia

Itaú’s strategy on digital payments and open banking

June 30, 2022

The scope of Brazilian open finance is broader than other markets, according to Itaú Unibanco's group head of investor relations and marketing intelligence. 

Canada energy

True north, strong and green?

June 28, 2022

Finding a way to harness Canada’s vast resources that delivers both a prosperous and sustainable economy is key to its future, but can the reality live up to the ambition?

US fed and eyes

Fixes sought for flaws in US Treasury market as volatility intensifies

June 27, 2022

The US Treasuries market remains vulnerable to more dysfunctional episodes as crises are happening more often, which is heaping pressure on policy-makers to find structural fixes.