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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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LatAm central banks: Monetary policymakers need fiscal friends

Latin America’s leading central bankers have appealed for help from their finance ministers and highlighted the limits of monetary policy in weathering the severe terms-of-trade shock affecting the region. The slowdown in China and the end of the commodities super-cycle … Continue reading

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Currencies’ depreciation will test local appetite

International investors are increasingly looking at Latin America’s local currency markets, but foreign exchange volatility makes the buyside wary of losing any potential gains, as has happened with some recent deals. The mixture of currency and credit risk may be … Continue reading

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