CELAC: Blockchain can help de-risking in Latin American banking

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has stated Blockchain could help improve costs in troubled banking sectors.

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Buenos Aires prepares to rebuild its financial sector

After years of political and economical imbalance, technocrats are working to reinstate Buenos Aires as a financial powerhouse.

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Brazil: interest rates actions as inflation falls

Bigger interest rate cuts are an option for Brazil's central bank signaling an emphasis on supporting the economy as inflation falls faster than expected.

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IMF downgrades Latin America prospects

IMF is now forecasting regional GDP growth of just 1.2% in 2017, down from the 1.6% projection it made in October.

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Latin America to pay price of Trump victory in bond rush

Borrowing costs jumped in the wake of Donald Trump’s unexpected U.S. presidential election victory in November. Now that volatility has started to cool

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Mexico central bank sells $1 billion to prop peso after Trump slump: traders

Mexico's central bank sold dollars in Mexico and New York on Thursday to fight off the peso's nose dive to record lows amid fears U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's protectionist policies

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Growing number of Venezuelans trade bolivars for bitcoins to buy necessities

Bitcoin users still represent a tiny minority, but some believe that the currency will become more popular in Venezuela as economic uncertainty escalates

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Venezuela’s 100-bolivar bill saga has been a long time coming

President Nicolas Maduro has ordered an almost immediate withdrawal of Venezuela’s most commonly used bill, this debacle is a product of recent history.

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Venezuela's 100-bolivar note withdrawal causes chaos

Venezuela's highest denomination banknote has ceased to be legal tender, in a move that has caused cash chaos and long queues at banks this week.

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Bitcoin offers Venezuelans a risky solution to avoid the crisis

Some Venezuelans are turning to Bitcoin ‘mining’ operations as a way to earn a decent living during the crisis, but the stakes are high.

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