Latest articles from 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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Uruguay’s finance minister celebrates return of investor confidence

June 1, 2017

Uruguay’s economy and finance minister, Danilo Astori, talks to Silvia Pavoni about his country’s resistance to recession and its increasing attractiveness to overseas investors. 

Asia on top in emerging markets FDI

June 1, 2017

Asia dominates the list of inward and outward financial services FDI in emerging markets, but Middle Eastern centres have gained a greater presence in the latter, writes Silvia Pavoni.

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The rise of the data scientist

May 2, 2017

It seems that these days everyone wants to be a data scientist – or employ a team of them. There is little doubt that rigorous analysis of big data can pay dividends in the financial world, but the age-old problems of data quality and false correlations are not going away, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

Istanbul and Moscow lead emerging European IFCs

May 2, 2017

Istanbul attracted the most financial services FDI within the 'emerging Europe' region, while Moscow was the leader for outward FDI.

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A new era for China-Latin America trade relations

April 3, 2017

China’s recently declared support for globalisation has given fresh hope to Latin America, which could benefit from its established trade links with the eastern giant in the form of greater investment in infrastructure, lower tariffs and higher value exports. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Singapore leads Asia-Pacific IFC FDI rankings for second year

April 3, 2017

Singapore continues to pull in the largest financial services FDI volumes in Asia, reports 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.

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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