Latest articles from Chile

How Fed tapering has affected Argentina, Brazil and Chile

How Fed tapering has affected Argentina, Brazil and Chile

March 3, 2014

The tapering of the US Federal reserve's quantitative easing programme and a higher interest rates environment are mopping up liquidity from emerging markets, separating the top-in-class from the current-account-bingers. How does Latin America fare?

Clever thinking raises Chiles economic profile

Clever thinking raises Chile's economic profile

February 27, 2013

Smart regulation and innovative local lenders have helped build Chile's economic might. And with plans to link the country's stock exchange to the exchanges in Peru, Colombia and Mexico, the country is mounting an attack on Brazil's economic dominance in Latin America.

Rodrigo Vergara

Chile's central bank governor keeps calm on currency

February 27, 2013

The expansionary monetary policies of developed countries is making life difficult for those in the developing world. So says Chile's central bank governor, who is keen to resist a 'currency war' – for now – and also tells The Banker why central bank independence is of great importance.

Banks to watch in 2013, Corpbanca

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. Chile-based Corpbanca made a daring move into Colombia in 2012, making it one to watch in 2013.

Top Latin American banks ranking, 2012

November 1, 2012

While the top 10 Latin American banks remain unchanged from 2011, it is the region's smaller operations that are leading the pack in terms of profitability and returns.

David and Goliath

São Paulo and Santiago: the David and Goliath of Latin America's asset management industry

October 1, 2012

Both Santiago and São Paulo are making significant strides towards becoming Latin America's foremost asset management hub. The Chilean capital has extensive experience, while the Brazilian metropolis already boasts the sixth largest asset management industry in the world. However, both are seeing their progress stunted by regulatory and taxation issues.

global asset management survey

Established centres keep hold of asset management survey top spots

October 1, 2012

With the recent Libor scandal failing to shake asset managers' confidence in London, emerging centres will have to work hard if they are to overtake the UK capital as the world's leading asset management centre.


Battlelines are drawn in the fight for Latam's HNWIs

May 1, 2012

Many of Latin America's high-net-worth individuals are repatriating their funds and an increasing number of foreign investors are targeting the region, thanks to its rapidly expanding economy. With such demand for local product providers, domestic firms are finding themselves having to pit their specialist knowledge against the international reach of large foreign banks, making competition tough.

Sebastian Pinera

Consumer markets set to fuel Chilean banking growth

June 1, 2011

A year on from a devastating earthquake and the delayed impact of the international financial crisis, banks in Latin America's most stable economy now need to focus on supporting the expansion of the middle class.

Felipe Larraín, finance minister, Chile

Chile's finance minister, Felipe Larraín on the country's plans to double growth

January 28, 2011

The Chilean government has ambitious plans to double growth and – ultimately – eradicate poverty, all while contending with currency appreciation.

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