View From Felaban Annual Assembly

The Banker’s View From series brings you regular multimedia coverage and summarises the key themes from the Felaban Annual Assembly 2017.

Silvia Pavoni, economics editor of The Banker, reports on key trends and discussions from the event through a video interview series with industry figures and policy makers.

The Banker’s View from Felaban is your ideal guide before, during and after the event.

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Dominican Republic tourism minister plays the numbers game

November 1, 2017

The Dominican Republic’s minister of tourism, Francisco Javier Garcia, talks to Silvia Pavoni about how the country’s rising visitor numbers benefit the entire economy.

How SMEs are powering the Dominican Republic banking sector

November 1, 2017

The Dominican Republic banking sector is solid, profitable and growing, thanks to the industry of the small local businesses that are driving the loans market. Meanwhile, banks have worked to diversify following the 2003 crisis, leading to greater stability, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Dominican Republic finance minister aims for stability and prosperity

November 1, 2017

Donald Guerrero Ortiz, finance minister of the Dominican Republic, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the progress the country has made and his hopes for continued investment and improvements.

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Can Latin America plug the cybersecurity gap?

November 1, 2017

Globally, digital risks are rising, posing unprecedented threats to financial institutions. Latin America’s banks are implementing increasingly sophisticated defence mechanisms, but still there is much to be done, as Katie Llanos-Small reports.

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Top 200 Latin American Banks 2017: Brazil's banks in defiant mood

November 1, 2017

While Brazil's banks appear to have ridden out the country's recession, lenders from Chile and Argentina also make strong showings in the The Banker's Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking. However, uncertainty around Nafta continues to pose problems in Mexico. Silvia Pavoni reports. 

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Venezuela’s banks hunker down and prepare for the worst

September 1, 2017

Venezuela’s economy is in tatters, with sky-high inflation and mass shortages fuelling protests. While banks have made provisions for loan delinquencies, they are hugely reliant on deposits for funds and hamstrung by regulations. Lucinda Elliott reports from Caracas.

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Is a brighter future awaiting Brazil and its banks?

September 1, 2017

Brazilian banks have endured economic shocks and political turmoil in recent years and emerged for the most part unscathed. As conditions improve, reforms take place and the country’s powerful development bank refocuses its priorities, what does the future look like for them? Silvia Pavoni asks Brazil’s most influential bankers.

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Colombia’s central bank governor seeks to tame the inflation monster

August 1, 2017

Juan José Echavarría, governor of Colombia’s central bank, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about the impact of recent financial reforms and how the country is getting to grips with increasing inflation.

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The irresistible rise of Latin America's fintechs

August 1, 2017

Growing numbers of fintechs are popping up across Latin America, attracting the attention of both consumers and regulators. Silvia Pavoni assesses the consequences for the region’s traditional lenders.

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Can Colombia’s bond market keep its new friends from overseas?

August 1, 2017

Foreign demand for Colombia’s peso-denominated bonds has been a boon for a country struggling with low commodity prices. But for how long will market confidence stay high? Jacopo Dettoni reports.

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