Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

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On the outside: how to tackle financial exclusion in the UK

January 2, 2017

The UK has one of the world’s most sophisticated banking markets, but when it comes to serving vulnerable and low-income people, it has yet to find the right formula. Silvia Pavoni looks at what it means to be financially excluded in the country, and whether banks are close to finding the solution.

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Alfredo E Thorne: Priming Peru’s new engines of growth

January 2, 2017

Economic growth in commodity-dependent Peru is unlikely to surpass 5% in 2017, prompting the Kuczynski government to devise a plan to boost the economy that focuses on investment in infrastructure and improved productivity. 

Hong Kong takes bulk of Chinese IFC investment

January 2, 2017

Hong Kong was the leading IFC for investment from mainland China between 2011 and 2016, in which time China itself pulled in a whopping $20bn from other IFCs, led by London. Silvia Pavoni reports.

The solution to financial exclusion lies in innovation

December 16, 2016

Financial exclusion harms both the unbanked and their home economies, whether developed or emerging. Embracing innovative solutions to this exclusion is the way forward.

New York comfortably leads US financial service centres tables

December 1, 2016

Unsurprisingly, New York tops the US financial centre rankings for attracting investment, but its outflows outstripped inflows by a considerable margin, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Argentina’s central depository: a bright capital markets future

November 1, 2016

Alejandro Berney, chief executive of Argentina's central depository Caja de Valores, talks to The Banker about how the country can defy the naysayers and enjoy a bright capital markets future. 

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Are robots taking over wealth management?

November 1, 2016

The arrival of online robo-advisers – providers of automated, algorithm-based financial advice – is fuelling debate among wealth managers and regulators on their benefits and risks. Is robo-advice a great innovation to fill the advice gap, or an overly optimistic and unsustainable business model? Silvia Pavoni reports.

Is Brexit affecting London's status as Europe's financial services FDI leader?

November 1, 2016

London leads Europe for financial services FDI, but with a UK-EU divorce in sight, can the capital retain its attraction to investors? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Top 200 Latin American Banks 2016: Brazil endures while Venezuelan banks beat the odds

October 3, 2016

Brazil is still the leading country in Latin America when it comes to the might of the region's banking sectors, but further down the table the overall picture is obscured by the crisis in Venezuela. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Is Cuba ready for a sanctions-free future?

October 3, 2016

The collapse of its key economic and political allies has prompted Cuba to re-engage with the international community. Moreover, the promise of an end to sanctions from long-time antagonist the US has given Western businesses the hope of valuable business deals – but can they see eye to eye? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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