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Can Brazil end its economic rollercoaster ride?

November 1, 2018

Brazil has undergone some of the most testing times in its history. The Banker reports from São Paulo on how government reforms are improving the situation for the country's banks.

Brazilian banks’ rollercoaster ride

October 16, 2018
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Brazil’s banks have been buffeted by political and economic headwinds for years, and stability is unlikely to return soon with a hotly contested election in the offing.

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Brazil’s digital dream: more competition, better products?

August 1, 2018

Established banks and new players alike see digital services as a way to reach Brazil’s unbanked population. But will greater competition lead to a better experience for the consumer? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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São Paulo governor eyes a Chinese route to Brazilian prosperity

April 23, 2018

Geraldo Alckmin, governor of São Paulo state, tells Silvia Pavoni that the new economic world order means Brazil should embrace investment from China as it emerges as the South American country’s top trading partner.

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Petrobras CEO looks beyond debt and scandal to a greener future

September 1, 2017

The CEO of Brazil’s beleaguered state oil producer Petrobras, Pedro Parente, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the scandal-riven company's five-year plan to reduce its debts, how it is handling mounting environmental concerns, and what it is doing to cope in an era of low commodity prices. 

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Is a brighter future awaiting Brazil and its banks?

September 1, 2017

Brazilian banks have endured economic shocks and political turmoil in recent years and emerged for the most part unscathed. As conditions improve, reforms take place and the country’s powerful development bank refocuses its priorities, what does the future look like for them? Silvia Pavoni asks Brazil’s most influential bankers.

China renews interest in Brazilian infrastructure

July 3, 2017

China has confirmed its special relationship with Brazil by providing $15bn of a $20bn joint fund to finance infrastructure in the country. Silvia Pavoni reports on the impact this will have on the troubled Latin American economy.

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How will Brazil emerge from its political drama?

July 3, 2017

From infrastructure to green energy, Brazil offers myriad investment opportunities. However, such opportunities are contingent on the government not crumbling under corruption investigations, it managing to pass unpopular reforms, and it keeping its word on concession rules, writes Silvia Pavoni.

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How will Latin America's infrastructure needs be financed?

June 1, 2017

As recession and scandals continue to blight the region's economy, can Latin America’s infrastructure needs dovetail with those of international banks and investors? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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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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