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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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Banks look to cash in on changing Saudi environment

May 1, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s economy is changing as taxes on expat workers fuel an exodus, while the relaxation of driving rules is giving women more employment opportunities. Together with developing sectors such as entertainment and home ownership, this is providing local banks with plenty of opportunities, as James King reports.

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How will reforms change Saudi Arabia

May 1, 2018

Saudi Arabia is undergoing vast social and economic reforms, aimed at reducing its dependence on oil, providing employment for women and the young, and emerging as a regional capital markets hub. James King looks at the progress being made so far.

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South Africa starts again

May 1, 2018

The fall from power of Jacob Zuma, with Cyril Ramaphosa taking on the presidency of South Africa, has been welcomed in the financial markets. And while the country's banks have mostly fared well regardless of the social and political backdrop, there is widespread optimism that this new era will result in new opportunities. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Central bank governor hopes South Africa sees fruit of its labours

May 1, 2018

The governor of South Africa’s central bank, Lesteja Kganyago, tells Adrienne Klasa that the country can rectify its debt problems but acknowledges external forces, such as US protectionism, could affect its nascent recovery. 

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DRC prime minister offers stability reassurance

May 1, 2018

The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo tells Adrienne Klasa how the country is going ahead with elections and explains its controversial new mining law.

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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.

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Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority sets reform example

May 1, 2018

A key component of Saudi Arabia's wide-ranging reforms include modernising the economy, and the Capital Market Authority, led by Mohammed El-Kuwaiz, is in the forefront of driving this change. James King reports.

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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Sagia governor looks to help Saudi Arabia meet Vision 2030 goals

May 1, 2018

As Saudi Arabia pushes on with reforms designed to make it a regional investment powerhouse, Ibrahim AlOmar, governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, talks to James King about the part the licensing body will play. 

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