Latest articles from Brazil

Deforestation in the Amazon

Brazilian banks pledge to restore Amazon rainforest with carbon credit company

November 21, 2022

The alliance insists the move is of great ecological benefit, but historically banks have not held the agribusinesses they finance to proper account. A legislative response rather than individual efforts seems necessary.

Digital Brazil satellite

Fostering fintech the Brazilian way

October 27, 2022

As instant payments, cross-border improvements, and open banking and open finance develop around the world, Brazil is steadily growing as a fintech hub and learning lessons from other jurisdictions along the way.

Friends paying bill

The runaway success of PIX in Brazil

October 12, 2022

The Brazilian instant payment method, launched almost two years ago, was quickly adopted for a number of reasons. What next for the payments system?

Brazil econ new

Brazil’s economy improving despite strong headwinds

July 1, 2022

Brazil’s economy has performed better than expected in the first few months of the year. However, it faces strong headwinds with regards inflation and political uncertainty. 

Nubank new

Brazil's open banking, digital currency and ESG agenda

June 30, 2022

The strength of Brazil’s banks indicates that they will be able to stay the course as they navigate regulatory reforms and the emergence of new competitors.

Renato Lulia

Itaú’s strategy on digital payments and open banking

June 30, 2022

The scope of Brazilian open finance is broader than other markets, according to Itaú Unibanco's group head of investor relations and marketing intelligence. 

BTG Pactual outperforms Brazilian peers

September 1, 2021

BTG Pactual showed good profitability, as Brazil dealt with its worst year in decades

Brazil fintech

Brazil sees fintech FDI outperform financial services

August 11, 2021

Covid-19 has dampened investment into Latin America’s largest country, but the fintech space has remained buoyant.

Mexico city view

Infrastructure investors eye flexible debt terms in Latam

July 8, 2021

Demand for more flexible borrowing terms is putting pressure on international and local banks to be more accommodating in order to remain competitive.

Brasil crisis

Credit policies amid Brazil’s worsening Covid-19 crisis

April 12, 2021

As the country grapples with a soaring death toll, emergency measures have tackled credit scarcity in different ways.

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