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Paris largest IFC in terms of bank holdings' aggregate assets

February 1, 2012
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Out of the top five international financial centres with the largest aggregate volume of bank assets, a mix of European, Asian and North American centres occupy the top places in both the ranking that considers bank holdings incorporated in a certain jurisdiction, and the one of foreign-owned subsidiaries operating in the centre.

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Consumer and infrastructure issuers push Brazil's equity market

February 1, 2012

Despite volatility in equity capital markets the world over, Brazil continues to make a compelling investment case. And in 2012, twice as many new names are expected to debut on Bovespa than did in 2011, driven by the consumer and infrastructure sectors. For international banks wanting to win mandates competition will be tougher than ever, as Brazilian players continue to dominate the equity market.

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Itaú BBA leads Brazil's international charge

February 1, 2012

Itaú BBA International has outlined a new strategy that leverages both its global presence and its Latin American expertise. Its head of corporate banking for North America, Europe and Asia, Renato Lulia-Jacob, explains why in an increasingly globalised and competitive market, the bank has chosen to position itself in this way.

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A mixed bag for capital adequacy ratio tables

February 1, 2012

Paris tops The Banker’s Top 25 assets table for bank holding companies, while Hong Kong takes the number one spot in its foreign-owned subsidiaries counterpart.

Foreign direct investment into Dublin defies eurozone gloom

January 11, 2012
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Foreign direct investment into the eurozone’s financial centres has been in decline since the onset of the region’s crisis. However, thanks to some encouraging government policies, Dublin has defied the trend, attracting its highest ever level of FDI in 2011.

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Stability gives Colombia a launchpad for prosperity

January 3, 2012

With Colombia's GDP expected to rise by 5% for both 2011 and this year, and a growing sense of optimism across the country, president Juan Manuel Santos explains why he is buoyant over the future of a country once dogged by corruption and drug trafficking.

Dublin defies eurozone slump with strong financial services FDI figures

January 1, 2012

Foreign direct investment into the eurozone's financial centres has been in decline since the onset of the region's crisis. However, thanks to some encouraging government policies, Dublin has defied the trend, attracting its highest ever level of FDI in 2011.

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No quick fix to Brazil's huge infrastructure needs

December 15, 2011

Brazilian infrastructure is in desperate need of investment if it is to support the country's growing economy. But with restrictions on foreign investment, limited public and domestic funding and opposition to further development from environmentalists, taking advantage of the plethora of opportunities in this sector is not straightforward.

Buenos Aires tops return on assets ranking

December 1, 2011

Argentina’s banks had a record year in 2010, so it is no surprise to see its capital city at the top of the ROC and ROA rankings for IFCs.

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Collaboration is key for IFCs worldwide to thrive

November 1, 2011

Caught between the reputational damage inflicted to the world of finance by the financial crisis and the overwhelming regulatory response to it, international financial centres the world over are being faced with a number if challenges very different to those they have faced before.

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