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Unlikely bedfellows

December 5, 2005

With profits healthy, private banks seem happy to play ball with their ideological nemesis, president Hugo Chávez. Jane Monahan reports from Caracas.

Paraguay on the right path to modern policies

July 4, 2005

With financial co-operatives still indulging in inadvisable practices, the country’s next banking crisis is just about due – but the sector is in much better shape to deal with it this time, reports Jane Monahan from Asunción.

Principles in question

March 7, 2005

Momentum is building in favour of sustainability standards but there is still a long way to go. Jane Monahan looks at the state of progress in the implementation of the Equator Principles.
What has sustainability to do with private banks? Their labour policies are good and they do not produce the carbon emissions that are the main culprits of climate change.

US budget proposals get a lukewarm reception

March 7, 2005

Reaction to President George W Bush’s latest budget proposals – which were presented to Congress on February 7 – has been mixed, writes Jane Monahan in Washington.

Opposition stalls Costa Rica’s economic reforms

November 4, 2004

Can Costa Rica – traditionally stable compared with its central American neighbours – preserve its tradition of consensus building and move ahead with liberal economic reforms? Jane Monahan reports.
The question mark over Costa Rica’s economic future came into sharp focus when the finance minister, Alberto Dent, resigned on September 3, at a time of mounting opposition to his package of economic reforms.

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