Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dominican Republic: BanReservas’ new mission challenges status quo

Enrique Ramírez, CEO of the Dominican Republic’s BanReservas, denies that the overhaul of the state-owned bank is intended to compete head-on with banks in the private sector. Analysts have questioned, whether or not the newly invigorated public bank – Ramírez … Continue reading

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Competition from locals as HSBC looks to build LatAm equities

The announcement that Itaú Unibanco is to buy a controlling interest in Chile’s Corpbanca confirmed the regional expansion of the big Brazilian banks and demonstrates the tough local competition that HSBC faces as it invests in its Latin American equities … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic epitomizes LatAm’s problems and promise

The Dominican Republic perfectly illustrates many of the financial and economic challenges facing Latin America. The country’s recent growth has been facilitated by access to cheap international capital that has financed its current-account deficit: its first international bond in 2009 … Continue reading

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Investors try to get a sense of Brazil in 2015

International investors are trying to understand the likelihood of adjustment to Brazilian economic policy in 2015. Capital flows and foreign direct investment have slowed in tandem with the economy, which reported a fall in GDP of 5% in the third … Continue reading

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