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Peru prays for political stability

April 1, 2021

Huge risks loom over Peru’s economy, as the country pulls out of its worst crisis in decades. 

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Peru’s banks brace for another tough year

April 1, 2021

The South American country's financial institutions anticipate 2021 will not be easy.

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Mexican banks: liquid but cautious

March 1, 2021

Despite being flush with cash, Mexico’s banks have taken a conservative approach to lending during the pandemic.

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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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