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BBVA tempted to sell its Chilean retail bank

BBVA’s decision to open talks about selling its Chilean retail bank to Scotiabank could lead to a notable retrenchment of its Latin American operations. BBVA has a large presence in Latin America, with significant banks in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru … Continue reading

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Latin America banking: Risk pendulum swings back to locals

New rules to boost risk-weighted assets at G-Sibs are ramping up the pressure on those banks to change their business model, and become less global. Latin American markets, until recently a battleground for global banks, could now see several of … Continue reading

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Brazil: Caixa makes a hybrid first

Caixa Economica Federal (CEF) has issued Latin America’s first fully market-distributed Basel III-compliant hybrid transaction. The Brazilian state bank sold a $500 million deal in mid-July, pricing the 7.25% coupon on the 10 non-call five bonds at par, or 555 … Continue reading

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Latam banks set to get the hybrid habit

Banks around the world have been issuing new Basle III-compliant tier 1 and 2 capital instruments, and a growing investor base has developed alongside this fast-growing asset class. Latin American banks, however, have largely remained interested observers. To date, the … Continue reading

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