Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

Julio Velarde

July 6, 2010

The governor of Peru's Central Reserve Bank tells The Banker how the country has sustained growth in the face of global turmoil - and why it will be prepared for any further shockwaves in the shape of a European sovereign debt crisis. Writer Silvia Pavoni

In a league of its own

July 6, 2010

Political and economic turbulence has long afflicted Peru's reputation, but having finally found a way of using its natural resources to the country's best advantage, the scale of its rising prosperity has international investors excited. Writer Silvia Pavoni

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Argentina's season of change

July 6, 2010

Despite the twin threats of the worst drought to strike South America in decades and the continuing fallout from global financial crisis, Argentina's lenders have survived relatively unscathed. And now a debt swap offer could allow the country to access international credit markets. Writer Silvia Pavoni

A point of principle

July 6, 2010

Samira Mensah, fund analyst for Standard & Poor's

Islamic funds performed well in the credit crunch and last year Islamic finance even gained the support of the Vatican. Politicans are now recognising that sharia-compliant principles could assist in avoiding another financial crisis. Writer Silvia Pavoni

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Development banks take capital route

May 28, 2010

Funding from capital markets has released development banks from the constraints of national economies' budgets to invest in a plethora of projects ranging from infrastructure, exports, business start-ups and the social development and growth of transition economies.

Reaching out to the financially excluded

May 28, 2010

Banks that ignore the huge numbers of people who remain outside the financial system may be missing an opportunity to improve their image and increase their profits. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Mexico is well positioned for any global recovery

May 28, 2010

Mexico's ties to the US economy, its well-capitalised banks and the business-friendly reforms it has in the pipeline mean the country is perfectly positioned to ride the wave of any global economic recovery. Optimism is such, that there is even talk of the country being classified alongside the BRIC economies. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Alberto Jose Guevara Obregon

May 5, 2010

Nicaragua's finance minister tells The Banker how government efforts to attract foreign direct investment to the relatively untapped energy sector are seen as crucial if the region is finally to shake itself out of poverty. Writer Silvia Pavoni

A cautionary tale

May 5, 2010

As appetite for equity slowly returns to the world's markets, private banking clients remain shy of structured products. And if they are to be tempted back to this once-booming sector, there must be a shift towards more transparent and less complex products. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Panama shows the way in Top 75 central American banks

March 3, 2010

All but three of the Top 75 central American banks remained in profit last year according to The Banker's ranking, with Panama recording stand-out results.

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