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Net loans return to growth at microfinance banks in Latam

November 8, 2022

The sector has bounced back following the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Australia’s biggest banks keep getting bigger

November 1, 2022

Total assets at Australia’s big four have increased, and the ANZ-Suncorp deal is set to further strengthen one of the biggest banks in the country. 

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Cover story: Latam – waiting for the next commodities boom

November 1, 2022

Latin America is poised to benefit from the green transition as demand for its mineral resources will increase. However, it also needs to face domestic and global challenges to fully benefit from the next commodities boom.

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Chile’s economic minister bets on foreign investment

October 31, 2022

The Banker meets Nicolás Grau, Chile’s economy, development and tourism minister, in London. Mr Grau is on a European tour which attempts to attract investment to the country.

Nordea expects to benefit from tighter monetary policy

October 25, 2022

The largest lender in the Nordics forecasts an increase in net interest income in the coming years.

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The Banker’s Top 100 Central American Banks 2022

October 25, 2022

The ranking shows the recovery of a majority of lenders after a bleak 2021.

Monte dei Paschi begins €2.5bn rights issue

October 18, 2022

The Italian lender is looking to strengthen its capital buffers and solve long-term problems. 

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The runaway success of PIX in Brazil

October 12, 2022

The Brazilian instant payment method, launched almost two years ago, was quickly adopted for a number of reasons. What next for the payments system?

Plunging profits the root of Credit Suisse's problems

October 11, 2022

In the past weeks the Swiss lender has had to reassure investors about its capital strength and solvency.

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Lebanese banks see total assets plunge

October 4, 2022

Lenders in the country are feeling the effects of a three-year-long economic crisis.

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