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Colombia's banks grapple with Covid-19 challenge

June 25, 2020

Lockdown has encouraged more Colombians to join the formal banking system.

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Is Guyana’s oil boom good news or bad for its economy?

April 6, 2020

The discovery of oil will likely transform Guyana’s economy. But there are downsides to sudden resource-related wealth, as other developing economies have learned. 

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Colombia eyes a sustainable and digital future

February 24, 2020

Colombia’s financial sector is seeking to prolong its upward growth curve through a combination of sustainability financing and digital products.

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Banking optimism prevails as Peru falters

February 5, 2020

Despite sluggish economic growth and political turmoil in the country, Peru’s banks continue to perform impressively.

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Will new president bring positive change for Bolivia’s banks?

December 2, 2019

Bolivia’s political upheaval means changes ahead for the country’s banking sector, which will be hoping for a review of its high taxes. 

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Latam and Caribbean banks work to relieve pain of de-risking

October 1, 2019

De-risking has slowed on a global level. However, the threat remains in the Latin America and Caribbean region. 

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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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