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Pandemic slows post-peace deal FDI flurry in Colombia

November 16, 2021

Financial services and fintech investment had picked up following a 2016 pact with left-wing rebel group Farc.

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Tier 1 capital continues to rise at Taiwanese banks

November 15, 2021

Bank of Taiwan, the country’s largest lender by assets, saw its holdings of core capital rise by two-thirds between 2016 and 2020.

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Bank results up

US and UK banks bask in stellar third quarter results

November 12, 2021

Surge in profits driven by pandemic rebound and M&A bonanza unlikely to last, say analysts.

ROE dips at Ghanaian banks

November 12, 2021

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, return on equity remains above 20% at three of the country’s four largest banks.

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Mortgages at Swiss banks rise as house prices jump

November 11, 2021

The four largest banks in the country have seen a steady increase in mortgage holdings over the past five years.

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climate risk and chimneys

Large banks’ climate risk disclosures remain weak

November 10, 2021

Leading institutions still provide low visibility on how climate change may affect their performance.

Deposits rebounding at Uruguayan banks

November 10, 2021

Gross total deposits at the two largest banks in Uruguay have increased 10-11% over the past five years.

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Political uncertainty weighs on Sri Lankan banks’ profits

November 9, 2021

Pre-tax profits at three of the four largest banks in the country have been falling since 2017.

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NPLs on the rise at Honduran banks

November 8, 2021

Banco de Occidente Honduras, the fourth-largest bank in the country by assets and Tier 1 capital, saw its bad loans ratio rise to 8.6% in 2020.

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BNPL teaser

Jumping on the BNPL bandwagon

November 5, 2021

The rapid growth of the buy now, pay later industry during the pandemic points to irreversible shifts in consumer behaviour.

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