With the US as its top export market and substantial exposure to oil prices, Mexico is precariously placed if the US recovery stalls or the oil price remains low. Despite this, the country’s largest banks are well capitalised and remain optimistic for the future, as Jane Monahan reports.
View from Felaban 2016
Date: 5 – 8 November, 2016
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Banker is attending the Felaban Annual Assembly 2016 and will be reporting regularly from the event with video interviews with key industry figures.
- The Brazilian economy in 2017: challenges and opportunities
- Coming out of the default: Argentina in the global community and challenges it faces
- Banking and financial regulation: what next?
- Financial inclusion’s new business models
- Brexit: what could it mean for Latin America
With articles and filmed pieces, The Banker’s View From Felaban 2016 is your ideal guide to the event. Register today for free access to three articles every month and ensure you are fully up to date with all the themes discussed at the Felaban Annual Assembly 2016.
View from Felaban videos
- View from Felaban: Cyber threats and innovation
- View from Felaban: Will fintechs replace Latam banks?
- View from Felaban: Banking consolidation in Argentina
- View from Felaban: Regulation, innovation and sustainable finance
- View from Felaban: Latam economic forecasts: 2017 and beyond
- View from Felaban: Financing female entrepreneurs
- View from Felaban: New correspondent banking relations
- View from Felaban: Cybersecurity and de-risking
- View from Felaban: Latin America's top performing banks
Alejandro Berney, chief executive of Argentina's central depository Caja de Valores, talks to The Banker about how the country can defy the naysayers and enjoy a bright capital markets future.
The administration of Argentine president Mauricio Macri has largely impressed international observers and those within the finance industry with its market-friendly policies. The government's priority, however, remains turning around the country's economy, something its banks will play a role in. Jason Mitchell reports.
Sky-high inflation, a spiralling economy and a bleak foreign exchange environment in which the black market is thriving are presenting Venezuela's banks with one of the toughest tasks in global financial circles just to stay in business. Jason Mitchell looks at how those still standing are managing to cope.
Brazil is still the leading country in Latin America when it comes to the might of the region's banking sectors, but further down the table the overall picture is obscured by the crisis in Venezuela. Silvia Pavoni reports.
The collapse of its key economic and political allies has prompted Cuba to re-engage with the international community. Moreover, the promise of an end to sanctions from long-time antagonist the US has given Western businesses the hope of valuable business deals – but can they see eye to eye? Silvia Pavoni reports.
Emerging market economies should take advantage of the current global liquidity while it lasts – but it is crucial that central bank targets for growth are realistic, and therefore credible, advises Brazil's central bank governor.