Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

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Who will survive Latin America's ‘year of political risk’?

June 1, 2018

Regional experts participating in The Banker’s virtual roundtable discuss the Latin American central banks that have impressed them, the countries that are at higher currency risk, and the possible impact on the region of elections in Mexico and Brazil. Edited by Silvia Pavoni.

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Equality means profits: closing the gender gap

June 1, 2018

After influential campaigns, investor pressure and research pointing to higher returns by more gender-balanced firms, why are banks still male? Silvia Pavoni investigates.

New HQs reflect London’s FDI dominance in Europe

June 1, 2018

London dominates financial services FDI in western Europe but outward investment in the region overall grew less strongly than inward. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Padoan reflects on negotiating Italy's slow financial recovery

May 1, 2018

As Italy faces yet another change of government, outgoing finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan is optimistic that the country is resilient enough to sustain growth and increase productivity in the coming years. He talked to Silvia Pavoni at the G20 meeting in Argentina. 

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The US, China and the battle for Latin America

May 1, 2018

Though it may not be evident from Donald Trump's Twitter feed, the US is attempting to wrestle back the trade initiative from China in Latin America. Silvia Pavoni speaks to senior Washington officials responsible for taking on this task.

US keeps lead in Latam FDI - for now

May 1, 2018

Keen to hold the geopolitical balance of power in Latin America, the US is beating China in financial services FDI into the region – but not by much, as 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.

Prague on top in CEE as inward FDI dips

April 3, 2018

Czech Republic capital Prague was the leading central and eastern European IFC in 2017, followed by Warsaw in Poland. Overall, however, the region saw a drop in inward foreign direct investment, despite its general economic health. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Top 100 Central American Banks: Banco General takes the lead

March 1, 2018

Panama once again dominates The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks ranking, though a new leader has emerged in the shape of Banco General. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Argentina returns to retail banking’s long game

March 1, 2018

Following a well-publicised period of recession and turbulence, Argentina’s banking industry has seen optimism return. But consolidation and lower inflation bring their own problems, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

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