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Citi to sell Argentina consumer banking unit to Banco Santander Rio
By BBR Staff Writer
Citi has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its consumer banking business in Argentina to Banco Santander Rio subject to regulatory approvals.
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Citi to invest additional $1bn in Mexican unit
By BBR Staff Writer
Citigroup has announced that it will invest over $1bn in its Mexican unit, Banamex, to expand digital banking services and deploy additional ATMs.
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Bradesco gets approval for $5.2bn HSBC Brazil acquisition
By BBR Staff Writer
Banco Bradesco has received an approval from the Brazil’s antitrust regulator to acquire HSBC’s local unit for $5.2bn in an all-cash deal.
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Banco Original partners with OpenLink for banking and treasury solutions
By BBR Staff Writer
OpenLink has completed the initial phase of a comprehensive banking and treasury solution at online start-up bank, Banco Original, an online bank focused on retail customers.
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Citi plans to sell consumer banking operations in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia
By BBR Staff Writer
Citi is planning to sell its consumer banking operations in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia as part of its efforts to reduce costs and increase profitability.
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Scotiabank to expand operations in Peru
By BBR Staff Writer
Scotiabank’s subsidiary in Peru has signed an agreement to acquire the retail and commercial banking operations of Citibank in Peru in a bid to expand its footprint in the region.
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BTG Pactual’s Chilean unit secures license to initiate banking operations
By BBR Staff Writer
The Chilean unit of independent investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual has secured a permanent banking license from Chile's banking and financial institutions regulator SBIF. This would enable the unit to initiate banking activities in the country by the end of January 2015.
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Itaú eyes Mexican retail banking market with Banamex acquisition
By BBR Staff Writer
Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco is eyeing the acquisition of Grupo Financiero Banamex, as part of its strategy to venture into the Mexican retail banking market.
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HSBC Brazil axes 800 jobs in past week
By BBR Staff Writer
HSBC Brazil has axed approximately 800 employees over the past week, Contraf-CUT bank workers' union has claimed.
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UBS Brazil plans to restart investment banking business
By BBR Staff Writer
UBS, a Switzerland-based lender, is gearing up to re-launch its investment banking business in Brazil, following the receipt of a license from the country's central bank.
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Itaú acquires certain stake in CorpBanca
By BBR Staff Writer
Brazil's Itau Unibanco bank has reached an agreement to purchase a controlling stake in the Chilean bank CorpBanca, as part of its strategy to expand in Latin America.
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RBC plans to divest Jamaican banking operations
By BBR Staff Writer
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has reached an agreement to divest RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) and RBTT Securities Jamaica (collectively "RBC Jamaica") to Sagicor Group Jamaica.
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Brazilian BTG likely to bid for JPMorgan’s commodities business
By BBR Staff Writer
Brazilian investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual is likely to submit a bid to acquire JPMorgan Chase & Co’s physical commodities business, valued at worth $3.3bn.
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Mexico plans new banking reform to boost credit
By BBR Staff Writer
The Mexican government is planning to incorporate a number of austerity measures in the banking sector to prevent the problem of bad loans, spur growth and enable easy lending to small firms that drive the economy.
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Grupo BBVA draws $3.5bn investment plan for Mexican arm
By BBR Staff Writer
Spain’s Grupo BBVA has introduced a $3.5bn investment plan for its Mexican unit BBVA Bancomer for the next three years until 2016, in a bid to overhaul its entire banking operations in the country.
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