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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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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.

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Storms leave Dominican Republic’s investment potential undamaged

November 1, 2017

Recent extreme weather has threatened the Dominican Republic’s tourism sector, the country’s single largest generator of foreign direct investment. But investors are confident about its sturdy infrastructure, and its ability to fight off the Caribbean competition. By Lucinda Elliott with additional reporting by Silvia Pavoni.

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Ana Patricia Botín looks to maintain Santander's global momentum

November 1, 2017

The executive chairman of Santander Group, Ana Patricia Botín, tells Brian Caplen about the bank's purchase of Popular in Spain, what its global strategy entails, how it is meeting digital challenges, and why staff behaviour is as important as delivering results.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore fintech chief seeks perfect balance

November 1, 2017

Singapore’s central bank and financial authority, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, must balance fintech disruption with a safe regulatory environment. Chief fintech officer Sopnendu Mohanty talks to Joy Macknight about walking the tightrope to innovation.

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Clearing the road to investment in the Dominican Republic

November 1, 2017

With an urgent need for better infrastructure, the Dominican Republic is keen to attract more private investment. It is introducing new laws to offer guarantees to investors, but insists deals must benefit the country too. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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.

Why the Dominican Republic remains well grounded

November 1, 2017

The Dominican Republic has weathered regional recession and extreme weather to emerge as a Caribbean leader for GDP growth, driven by tourism. Government measures to strengthen both the economy and physical infrastructure have been recognised with a rating upgrade, as Silvia Pavoni reports. 

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Commercial Bank of Qatar weathers GCC spat and oil price storms

November 1, 2017

Joseph Abraham joined Qatar’s Commercial Bank as group CEO in 2016, after eight years as CEO of ANZ Indonesia, arriving at a time of low oil prices and regional tension. He tells Kit Gillet about efforts to refocus the bank, as well as finding opportunities in adversity.

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