Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

Central Bank of Paraguay on the country's need to diversify

August 30, 2010

The governor of the Central Bank of Paraguay speaks to Silvia Pavoni about the need to diversify Paraguay's economy and the measures he is taking to improve training for central bank staff.

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Paraguay banks on natural resources

August 30, 2010

 Paraguay's minister of finance, Dionisio Borda, outlines the government's efforts to make the most of its natural resources, attract private investment and build up the country's infrastructure.

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Paraguay ups its game

August 30, 2010

Rich in potential but historically low on performance, Paraguay is making a concerted effort to improve its reputation in an attempt to attract both investors and tourists to the country. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Turbulent times

August 30, 2010

As the fallout from the global financial crisis continues, competition between leading international financial centres has been given a new dimension by threats of tougher regulation in established markets and intense pressure from emerging centres striving hard to push their way into the top league. Writer Silvia Pavoni

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Italy: Survival or siesta?

August 30, 2010

Italy exemplifies everything that is wrong with Europe - poor government finances, stultifying bureaucracy and rising labour costs. Can it sort itself out? Silvia Pavoni, an Italian national who lives in the UK, takes a long, hard look.

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Hidden treasure

August 30, 2010

Paraguay is little known as an international tourist destination despite having much to offer. However, the country's government is now taking steps to ensure that its attractions become known to more than just the most intrepid explorers.

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A sweet deal

August 30, 2010

The candy leaf stevia plant is just one of the abundant, relatively untapped natural resources coming to symbolise the huge potential of Paraguay that is slowly opening up to foreign investors. Writer Silvia Pavoni

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Ground to a halt

August 30, 2010

Paraguay's potential as a trade route is badly hampered by its poor transport infrastructure. The government has promised to invest in improving this situation through a series of PPPs.

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The growth factor

August 30, 2010

Paraguay's financial sector is small and underdeveloped but the country's fast-growing economy is opening up opportunities for both domestic and multinational players, buoyed in recent years by the creation and support of a development agency. Writer Silvia Pavoni

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Tough times in paradise

July 28, 2010

Caribbean economies have been hit hard by the global crisis, the Haiti earthquake and the near-collapse of CL Financial in Trinidad though its top performers still have plenty to shout about. Writer Silvia Pavoni

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