A new environment for banks
Will Latin American banks need more regulation? An exclusive interview with Georges Ugeux,Columbia University professor and author of the book, “International Finance Regulation: The Quest for Financial Stability.”
Technology Changing the Mexican Market
The Mexican financial market is going through a period of technological changes and is set to see a dynamic year.LBC spoke with Jorge Alegría, CEO of Mexican Derivatives Exchange, MexDer, about what CFOs should expect in the near future, as well as the latest developments in the markets.
“Capital will be scarce in the coming years”
Majorchanges are coming to the banking industry, said Roberto Setubal, CEO of ItaúUnibanco, the largest bank in the Southern hemisphere. He shared with Latin Trade his view of a world with costlier capital and with no advantages to being a global bank.
Andbank’s international push
Andorra’s oldest private bank is undertaking an international expansion aimed at the United States and Latin America.
Mexico’s tax reform: a guide
Latin Business Chronicle spoke with Alfredo Álvarez and Enrique Pérez Grovas from Ernst and Young at the Latin Trade CFO Forum in Mexico City.
The challenges ahead: Mexico
Mexico continues to move toward the center of the global economic stage, but the day to day realities of business in the country create challenges that require informed and disciplined leadership.
Latin America’s Top 100 Banks 2013
Brazilian banks suffer amid slow economic growth, but an election year in Venezuela helps drive up that country’s bank’s assets and net incomes.
Bancolombia hungry for new acquisitions?
Latin Business Chronicle interviewed Carlos Raúl Yepes, Bancolombia’s CEO. The bank will not venture outside Central America and the northern tip of South America, but it will continue to look for opportunities in banking and other financial services.
A record-breaking year for M&A deals
Most of the acquired companies were in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Most of the acquirers were in Brazil, the US and -- surprisingly -- in Colombia. Trends and data drawn from the Latin Business Chronicle 2012 Latin America’s top 100 M&A ranking.
Plastic Card Boom in Brazil
Brazilians are increasingly turning to plastic in lieu of cash. Three experts share their outlook on the country's card market.
Panama Economy Holding Up
Panama’s economy will be among the fastest-growing in Latin America this year despite the global crisis.
Medellin: Global Model
The IDB annual meeting will take place in a city that has become a global model for positive urban change.
Medellin Makes History
Colombia's business hub Medellin prepares to make history with the Inter-American Development Bank's annual assembly.
Madoff and Latin America
How will the Madoff losses affect Banco Santander's business in Latin America? Three experts share their insights.
Venezuela Banking Outlook
The nationalization of Banco de Venezuela will create poorer standards, greater inefficiency and declining profitability.
Venezuela: Lowest FDI Per GDP
The nationalization of Banco de Venezuela will deter foreign investors even more, but will likely be followed by more similar actions.
Brazil Keeps Booming
Brazil reaches investment grade earlier than expected. Meanwhile, FDI is setting new records. Brazil's boom appears without end.
Bullish on Brazil
Brazil’s economy is booming and has a bright outlook. A special report on the key benefits and challenges of doing business in Brazil.
Latin America Helps Citi
A strong performance in Latin America helps offset Citi's declines in the United States. An in-depth look at the bank's LatAm operations and outlook.
Latin Leasing: Explosive Growth
Itau remains Latin America's top leasing company, but Banco Saenz grew most. Brazil is the top market and one of the fastest-growing ones.
What's Driving Brazil M&A?
Two experts on what is driving M&A activity in Brazil this year and what kinds of reforms are needed to spur additional growth.
Newsmaker: Peter Cardinal, Scotiabank
Peter Cardinal, executive vice president for Latin America for Scotiabank, talks to Latin Business Chronicle about his career and doing business in Latin America.
Wal-Mart: Mexico's New Bank
Wal-Mart will provide competition for Mexico's banks by following its successful strategy of undercutting rivals' prices.
Latin M&A Boom
The number of Latin American merger and acquisition deals - and their value - grow significantly.
Citigroup Acquires GFU
Citigroup expands its Central American presence through acquiring a regional bank and credit card leader.
Scotiabank Bullish on Latin America
Scotiabank is growing strongly in Latin America thanks to both acquisitions and organic growth. And it expects further growth in the future as well.