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Colombia looks to get infrastructure projects back on track

July 2, 2019

Jolted by the Odebrecht scandal, investment into Colombia all but dried up after 2016. Now, however, the country is looking to bounce back.

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Why orange is the new black for Colombian banks

July 2, 2019

Forget staying in the black, Colombian banks are looking to the president's orange economy to help boost their fortunes. 

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Do bumps in the road lie ahead for Canada's banks?

January 2, 2019

Canada's banks have enjoyed a profitable few years, but are now faced with issues such as the US-China trade war, a dip in the mortgage markets, and a new counter-terrorism act coming into force. Lucien Chauvin assesses the likely impact of these events.

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Will coal plant IPO kick off Dominican Republic capital market reform?

November 1, 2018

The sell-off of a national coal plant signals the Dominican Republic's opening up of its capital markets.

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Dominican Republic looks to cash in on growth story

November 1, 2018

As the Dominican Republic enjoys solid growth, the government is betting on improved infrastructure and energy investment, plus new links with China, for a further economic boost.

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Dominican Republic banks reveal taste for consolidation

November 1, 2018

Dominican Republic banks have recovered from 2017's sluggish growth, following central bank action to arrest any downward trend.

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Dominican Republic cracks down on corruption

November 1, 2018

Following the Odebrecht scandal, the Dominican Republic has initiated tough changes to combat corruption, money laundering and tax evasion.

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Banreservas CEO seeks to maintain Dominican lead

November 1, 2018

Simón Lizardo Mezquita talks about the bank's international ties, its investment in technology, and how the country is adopting best practice against money laundering.

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A new age of Latin American trade financing dawns

October 1, 2018

Geopolitics and technology are exerting a disruptive influence on trade finance. Latin America is not immune to the consequences – or the benefits. Lucien Chauvin reports.

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Peru's digital push: how the country's banks are tackling financial inclusion

September 1, 2015

Peru's economic growth may be slowing, but its bank are still turning in impressive results. The big opportunity on the horizon, however, is the launch of a cross-bank digital payment platform, which could bring a considerable increase in the country's financial inclusion levels.

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