Macau turns to a hub

Instead of ignoring its colonial past, Macau is using it as a unique selling point for its renminbi clearing services by targeting Portuguese-speaking markets.

Uruguay has a dollar dilemma

The country’s bankers are frustrated: the system is sound, their banks are generally well run, and yet they are among the worst performers in Latin America.

Paraguay plays safe

The country’s biggest banks have kept profits up by keeping banking simple and benefiting from enviable net interest margins.

How the markets now run Brazil

Bankers and investors are increasingly confident that the country’s next president will adopt a programme of fiscal reforms, even though no leading candidates are standing on that platform.

LatAm hypothesis faces moment of truth

As US rate rises become a reality, Latin American markets face another home truth: have they actually become a standalone asset class, or is a sell-off inevitable?

Mifid implementers run head first into GDPR

Collect everything and store it for ever, or only collect some data and destroy it as soon as possible? That is the question facing bank compliance officers struggling with Mifid II and GDPR.