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Argentina’s delicate balancing

President Mauricio Macri’s economic inheritance was toxic; his policy of gradual fiscal realignment looks like it will lead to success in this year’s crucial mid-term elections, but the country desperately needs investment to maintain the transition. Let me answer in … Continue reading

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Consolidation starting in Argentina as Macro targets Patagonia

Banco Macro has signalled its serious intent to buy Banco Patagonia by proposing an equity sale of up to $750 million to finance the acquisition. According to a regulatory filing made last week, Macro’s board will seek authorization for the … Continue reading

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Supervielle flying in Argentina

Grupo Supervielle is set to continue its rapid, above-industry-average growth in 2017, according to Milton Migotti, head of international trade and financial institutions. The banking group was the first Argentine financial institution to take advantage of improved investor sentiment about … Continue reading

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UBS spies inflection point for EM banks’ valuations

Emerging market (EM) banks could be on the verge of outperformance due to a structural improvement in both COE and the return on that equity, according to new research from UBS. Recent falls in COE – and signs that a … Continue reading

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Argentina moves to promote private banking

Argentina wants to bring in regulations that will encourage Latin America’s private bankers to register to operate in the country. The country’s securities commission, the CNV, is proposing to create a new financial classification of ‘global investment adviser agent’ (agente … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Prat-Gay becomes Macri’s fall guy

The surprise resignation of Argentina’s finance minister Alfonso Prat-Gay at the end of December is a sign of president Mauricio Macri’s increasing nervousness ahead of this year’s crucial mid-term elections. The president asked Prat-Gay to leave and has split the … Continue reading

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Galicia’s Grinenco looks through the regulatory lens

The outside world is still happy to see the market-based reforms in Argentina through rose-tinted glasses, but the country’s banks are battling a poor economy and tough regulatory challenges. Banco Galicia’s chairman, Sergio Grinenco, has a pragmatic view of the … Continue reading

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