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.
View from IDB 2017
Date: 30 March - 2 April
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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Mexico's finance minister Jose Antonio Meade discusses Nafta, future trade with the US, the Pacific Alliance and stronger ties with Latin American markets as well as Asia during the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank. He talks to The Banker's Silvia Pavoni.
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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.
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.
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.
The big Latin American cities dominate in the ranking of FDI into the region's financial centres, writes Silvia Pavoni.
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.
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.
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.