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Four is company at Grupo Aval

Banking consolidation is often cited as a challenge in Latin America. In the past, banking crises have led to acquisitive growth opportunities for those banks that have been relatively less stricken, while customers have sought out the strongest banks for … 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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Interview with: Mauricio Cárdenas, Finance Minister of Colombia

On meeting Mauricio Cárdenas one isn’t immediately reminded of Margaret Thatcher. Or Mikhael Gorbachev. But Cárdenas acknowledges that he has something in common with these politicians (and other notable examples): a big gap between domestic and international perception and appreciation. … Continue reading

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Brazil’s cup is half full

There has been a lot of negative commentary about Brazil recently, not least some of which has been in the articles I write for Euromoney Magazine, for example this month’s look at the precarious state of Petrobras which should be of … Continue reading

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