Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

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.

IDB focuses on LatAm inequality

March 3, 2010

Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank - the international body which supports the growth of Latin America and the Caribbean - outlines his short-term and long-term priorities. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Reaching consensus on how to fail and how to avoid failure

December 30, 2009

An internationally agreed upon bankruptcy code, a global regulatory framework that allows banks to grow, less reliance on technology and a stronger focus on risk management are the key actions that must be taken in light of the past two years. Interview by Silvia Pavoni.

Measuring up on the world stage

December 30, 2009

Using hard data to gauge which international finance centres are leading the world, The Banker's ranking tables make for some fascinating - and often surprising - insights. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Hidden strengths propel growth

December 30, 2009

Despite Malaysia's reticence in establishing itself as a globally recognised financial centre, it is now moving forward fast. Bank Negara Malaysia governor Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz discusses the role of Islamic finance products in the country's push. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Christine Lagarde - Interview

December 23, 2009

The no-nonsense style of France’s finance minister has won her many admirers. She tells The Banker of how she intends to tackle the hardest task of her tenure, that of regulating France and Europe’s post-crisis banking landscape. Writer Silvia Pavoni

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