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  • Brazil banking report

    4/13/18
    Brazil's major banks remain highly profitable and well capitalized, despite the continued reduction of the benchmark Selic rate and growing political uncertainty. Even after the drastic reduction of the Selic rate in recent...

  • Mexico banking report

    3/29/18
    Reporting key sector data for January 2018, Mexican bank regulator CNBV said the total sector loan book reached 4.75tn pesos (US$253bn), up 9.4% from January 2017 but slowing from the double-digit growth that dominated much...

  • Peru Banking Report

    1/26/18
    Peru's private sector banks saw loan growth pick up speed during the second half of last year, with an improving economy and stronger domestic activity triggering increasing demand for loans. The loan recovery is at risk,...

  • Brazil Banking 2018 Outlook

    12/29/17
    With the end of Brazil's deep and prolonged recession, banks operating in Latin America's largest nation will start to see relief from their provision expenses to cover the potential losses of defaults. After contracting 3.5...

  • Brazil M&A on the rise

    12/27/17
    The volume of mergers and acquisitions is expected to expand gradually in the next year in Brazil, in line with the country's economic recovery. M&A transactions totaled US$51.25bn in 2017 through December 26, according to...

  • Spotlight: Argentina pension reform

    12/21/17
    Pensions is a sensitive issue, as the recent violent demonstrations in Argentina over a reform bill attest. The government managed to pass the draft legislation in question, which changes how pension and other social outlays...

  • Why Argentina is ripe for M&A

    12/4/17
    Argentina's economy is getting stronger and foreign investors are increasingly viewing the country as an attractive place to invest. While not all is rosy in the Casa Rosada presidential palace - the country has a big ...

  • 'Don't be afraid to partner'

    11/24/17
    In today's financial services industry, collaboration seems to be the key word. As is widely accepted, consumers are evolving. They don't want to wait in line or sign documents. They want to conduct their financial affairs...