Latest articles from Jane Monahan

A different kind of support

June 4, 2009

National development banks in Latin America such as Brazil's BNDES and Mexico's Nafinsa are playing an important role in keeping funds flowing in the region, but there is a danger of them being over-stretched. Writer Jane Monahan

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Development demand

June 4, 2009

Press conference on co-operation between the Latin American development banks (l to r): Enrique Garcia, CAF president; Luis Alberto Moreno, IDB president; Jyrki Koskelo, IFC vice-president for Europe, central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and global financial markets; and Pamela Cox, World Bank vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean
The slump in capital markets activity and a decline in cash flow has pushed Latin America's multilateral development banks to prominence as the biggest and most robust lenders in some of the region's principal credit markets. Writer Jane Monahan in Washington, DC


A combined effort to tackle the crisis

May 5, 2009

The countries of the Caribbean have so far avoided the worst of the global slowdown, in part due to the region's steadfast regulatory discipline, but also because of the conservative approach adopted by the Canadian banks that dominate the area's financial sector. Writer Jane Monahan

Caught in the middle

February 2, 2009

In the US’s multi-layered banking sector, the credit crisis is being felt on all levels. But as the Treasury launches wave after wave of initiatives to protect the larger banks, and the smaller community banks stand firm due to their low exposure to subprime, it is the medium-sized banks that face the greatest threat. Writer Jane Monahan in Washington, DC.

America’s deep divide

November 3, 2008

As US regulators and government work together to increase liquidity and help stabilise the economy, mixed opinions abound on just how much public money should be used to alleviate the problems stemming from the country’s banking sector. Writer Jane Monahan.

Óscar Iván Zuluaga

October 6, 2008

Óscar Iván Zuluaga has overseen the end of an economic boom and the onset of a period of uncertainty since becoming Colombia’s finance minister in February 2007. The Banker interviewed him at the Finance Ministry in Bogota. Writer Jane Monahan.

Optimism soars in the Andes

October 6, 2008

Stable government is creating an atmosphere of confidence in Colombia. Now it needs its free trade agreement with the US ratified. Writer Jane Monahan.

Chávez takes on banking sector

September 1, 2008

President Hugo Chávez’s decision to nationalise Banco de Venezuela has come at a time when government-bank relations are uneasy following a Ministry of Finance crackdown on foreign exchange controls. Writer Jane Monahan.

IDB aims to stay relevant

July 1, 2008

Since becoming president of the Inter-American Development Bank in October 2005, Luis Alberto Moreno has appointed new managers, updated the bank’s lending policies and restructured the institution. He talks to Jane Monahan.

New rules to prevent another subprime crisis

January 2, 2008

Jane Monahan talks to Barney Frank, chairman of the US Financial Services Committee, about its plans.

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