View from IDB 2017

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Date: 30 March - 2 April

Location: Paraguay

The Banker’s ‘View From’ series brings you regular multimedia coverage and summarises the key themes from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) Annual Meeting.

Silvia Pavoni, economics editor at The Banker, will cover the event through a video interview series with key industry figures and policy makers.

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Nafta or not: Mexico’s economy in the balance

March 1, 2017

As US president Donald Trump takes aim at Nafta, which he calls “the worst trade deal ever”, Silvia Pavoni takes the pulse of Mexico’s business, banking and trade community, where hearts are thumping but heads remain cool.

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BNDES president explains bank's smaller focus

March 1, 2017

Brazil’s development bank, BNDES, has gone from dividing the economy into broad sectors to holding a narrower focus on individual requests for financing. Bank president Maria Silvia Bastos talks to Silvia Pavoni about incentivising green projects and life beyond the Petrobras scandal.

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A more positive picture for Latin America, but Trump looms large

March 1, 2017

A recovering Brazil and Argentina, the potential impact of Donald Trump's protectionist policies, the role of China and the fortunes of intra-regional trade blocs are the topics of discussion for the Latin America experts participating in The Banker's roundtable discussion. Edited by Silvia Pavoni.

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Top 100 Central American Banks ranking: Panama's dominance shows no sign of slipping

March 1, 2017

Panamanian banks have topped The Banker’s Central America rankings, notching up over half of Tier 1 capital. Meanwhile, Colombia-owned lenders grew their presence in the region. Silvia Pavoni analyses the data.

São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro top financial FDI in Latam

March 1, 2017

The big Latin American cities dominate in the ranking of FDI into the region's financial centres, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Nafta: trade wars, trade hopes

February 27, 2017

Consternation has greeted US president Donald Trump’s protectionist trade agenda, but it might yet have some surprising benefits.

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Brazil relishes end of IPO dry season

February 1, 2017

Brazil’s confounding equity market can rise even when the economy dives and political scandals break. However, 2016 was so chaotic that initial public offerings struggled to launch. Politics permitting, things are about to change, writes Thierry Ogier.

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Creamfinance finds the perfect blend

January 2, 2017

Creamfinance is carving itself a niche in consumer lending, with fast decision-making and clear fees. The company’s co-founder and chief executive explains its philosophy to Silvia Pavoni.

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Alfredo E Thorne: Priming Peru’s new engines of growth

January 2, 2017

Economic growth in commodity-dependent Peru is unlikely to surpass 5% in 2017, prompting the Kuczynski government to devise a plan to boost the economy that focuses on investment in infrastructure and improved productivity. 

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Can fiscal reforms rescue Colombia after peace deal rejection?

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The rejection of Colombia’s peace agreement via the October 2016 referendum has put the Santos government on the back foot and weakened its chances of achieving fiscal reform. Without this, the country's economy may struggle to attract much-needed foreign investment, writes Jason Mitchell.

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