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Q4

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Viewpoint: What to watch

Recent developments to keep an eye on: Goldman Sachs to expand in Latin America, Colombia’s economic outlook, Mubadala to increase Brazil investments and venture capital ...

Market talk: Q1.2020

Capital market participants say the final quarter of 2019 is witnessing significant activity, a hopeful sign for the first quarter of 2020. Local currency markets are esp...

Banks finally embrace the digital age

AI and machine learning are winning new business, but bankers complain of a culture gap and legacy back-office systems that are slow to adapt

Q&A: Luiz Marcelo Calicchio

The co-founder of Brazil’s C6 Bank, one of the latest fintech startups, launched with an extended menu of banking services and is planning to roll out new products to att...

Banks struggle to cope with rising cyber threat

An expanding digital footprint increases vulnerability to cyberattacks and highlights slow adoption of state-of-the-art security defenses

Mexico: Second thoughts on renewables

AMLO’S support of Pemex and perceived preference for hydro and nuclear power raise doubts about his wind and solar commitment. New investment in wind and solar projects i...

Jamaica: Unfinished business

Inflation is under control, unemployment is down and the country’s heavy debt load is shrinking. Despite huge strides in fixing the economy, the country still suffers fro...

Argentina: Unrealized potential

Vaca Muerta could double Argentina's energy output and help address its chronic fiscal problems. But fully developing the massive shale oil and natural gas resources will...

Central bankers' trade concerns

In an exclusive LatinFinance roundtable, central bank governors single out global trade disruptions as among the greatest threats to their economies

Banks of the Year Awards

Leading banks in Latin America and the Caribbean pursue varied strategies, from the traditional to the digital, to navigate today’s challenges

Brazil privativations

The sale of state-owned assets totaled $23.5 billion in the first nine months, surpassing initial estimates. The pace could accelerate in 2020 as the Bolsonaro administra...