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Puerto Rico’s problems linger on

August 1, 2019

Uncertainty looms over Puerto Rico’s future as the hurricane-struck island deals with the retreat of international banks.

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Are mergers back in favour in the US?

May 1, 2019

The merger of US mid-sized banks BB&T and SunTrust resulted in an entity of impressive scale and profitability, but will similar sized US banks be rushing to emulate the deal?

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Mexico's deputy finance minister prepares for poverty fight

March 1, 2019

Mexico’s deputy finance minister, Arturo Herrera, talks to Jane Monahan about how the country’s new government plans to effect social change through economic policy.

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How will Mexico fare under López Obrador?

March 1, 2019

The Banker looks at how the early policies of new Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador are being greeted by the financial sector and businesses.

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US community banks fight back

November 7, 2018

A survey by the FDIC shines a fresh light on the US's community banks, many of which are enjoying a new lease of life in a recovering economy.

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Is specialisation best for foreign banks in the US?

September 3, 2018

The US has always been attractive for foreign banks but not all who dare, win.

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US regional banks enjoy a golden age

July 4, 2018

A decade on from the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the US’s regional lenders are using their ample capitalisation as a springboard for acquisitions and digital initiatives. Jane Monahan reports.

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US banks' social media is a work in progress

May 1, 2018

The recent Facebook scandal over illicitly distributed personal data has thrust social media into the spotlight, but banking is a sector that faces stringent compliance over privacy. So how are US banks using social media channels to best engage customers and promote their business? Jane Monahan reports.

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How will US banks benefit from Trump's shake-up?

February 1, 2018

The wind of change is blowing in the US banking sector, thanks to a shake-up at the top of its regulatory bodies, a series of tax cuts and bipartisan support for a Senate bill proposing to raise the threshold at which banks are considered 'systemically important'. Jane Monahan reports.

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US financial crime regime changes receive a warm welcome

October 2, 2017

The US is gearing up for change in its onerous anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and sanctions regimes – much to the relief of many banks. Jane Monahan reports. 

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