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We need a rule book on how to fail

January 3, 2012

Strengthening the legal framework to manage an international financial failure does not make failures more likely.

Are CEE bank foreign ownership risks exaggerated?

November 8, 2011
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Banking sectors in central and eastern Europe have some of the highest foreign ownership rates in the world, but risks from eurozone parents could be curtailed by deleveraging since 2008.

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Mexico's banks go from problem to solution

November 1, 2011

Mexico's banks have gone from fuelling the country's economic disasters of the mid-1990s to creating a strong financial system that has provided the economy with robust support throughout the global economic downturn.

Agustin Carstens

Agustin Carstens: central banks hold the key to financial stability

September 1, 2011

Agustín Carstens, central bank governor of Mexico suggests that central banks must play a more pivotal role in order to prevent such a widespread and deep-rooted crisis hitting again.

Banco Wal-Mart de Mexico is a new entrant in the market

Mexican banks up their game

February 17, 2011

The recently approved merger of Banorte and Ixe might not spur a consolidation trend within Mexico's locally owned banks but it is a positive sign of change as the market seeks out growth opportunities and increased liquidity.

Ernesto Cordero

Highway to recovery: Interview with Ernesto Cordero, Mexico’s finance minister

February 14, 2011

Mexico's finance minister explains how investing in infrastructure will rebalance the country's export-heavy economy

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Mexico is well positioned for any global recovery

May 28, 2010

Mexico's ties to the US economy, its well-capitalised banks and the business-friendly reforms it has in the pipeline mean the country is perfectly positioned to ride the wave of any global economic recovery. Optimism is such, that there is even talk of the country being classified alongside the BRIC economies. Writer Silvia Pavoni

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Bond boom fires up Latin America

March 3, 2010

With bank lending drying up last year, many Latin American corporates turned to the bond market to strengthen their cash positions. The resulting boom has instilled a sense of confidence in the region, with firms in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia leading the way. Writer Jason Mitchell

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Central Bank Governor of the Year 2010 - Global & Latin America

December 30, 2009

The Banker toasts the talents of the world's top central bank governors whose leadership has been at the forefront of the battle to contain the global financial crisis.

Agustin Carstens

October 5, 2009

Mexico's finance minister discusses the country's close relationship with the US, and whether the banking sector should play a bigger role in reactivating Mexico's stuttering economy. Writer Jane Monahan

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