Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

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Lima Stock Exchange chief: how Peru avoided a downgrade

November 2, 2015

In September, Peru risked losing its emerging market status and being downgraded to frontier by stock indices provider MSCI. Lima bourse’s chairman, Christian Laub, explains what it would have meant to the country – and how it managed to hold on to its rank.

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Latin American wealth management moves back offshore

November 2, 2015

Economic turbulence is hitting Latin America, exacerbated by the region’s dependence on a stuttering China. Given this backdrop, the region's wealthy individuals are increasingly looking to move their money safely offshore. So what will the future look like for local wealth managers?

Latin American IFCs witness big FDI fall

November 2, 2015

São Paulo leads the ranking for investment in financial services in Latin America and the Caribbean, but overall investment has declined dramatically in the past year. 

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De-risking Latin America

October 1, 2015

Regulators’ attempts to crack down on illicit activities are pushing foreign banks out of correspondent relations or entire Latin American and Caribbean markets. Silvia Pavoni looks at what the long-term impact of this will be on the region’s international banking activities.

Shanghai still leads Asia-Pacific FDI

September 27, 2015

Bangalore climbs the rankings while Beijing falls, and Seoul is first in outward investment.

Latam de-risking: fresh ideas wanted

September 27, 2015

Banks’ response to regulators attempts at reducing risk are having the opposite effect in Latin America.

London stays on top of IFC tree

September 1, 2015

In The Banker's ranking of the world’s international financial centres, London continues to lead over close rival New York, but competitors from China and Japan are rising through the ranks.

Is Mexico ready to embrace mobile banking?

September 1, 2015

The low levels of penetration in mobile banking in Mexico are matched by underwhelming financial inclusion figures. Could a rise in the former bring about an improvement in the latter? Silvia Pavoni investigates.

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London tops western Europe FDI tables

August 2, 2015

The UK capital leads in both inflows and outflows of FDI among western European IFCs, while Madrid, Milan and Dublin show strongly.

Trinidad and Tobago banks ride out oil price hits

Trinidad and Tobago banks continue to lead Caricom ranking despite oil price hits

August 2, 2015

Weak economic growth has lowered profitability across the Caribbean Community and Common Market, but the strong Trinidadian banking market and good results elsewhere offer some good news in the region.

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