Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos

Paraguay central bank governor: a steady hand in a turbulent region

August 1, 2016

After eight successive years of fiscal surplus, the governor of Paraguay’s central bank, Carlos Fernández Valdovinos, explains to Silvia Pavoni how the country has managed to remain immune to the financial instability experienced in its Latin American neighbours. 

Cuba's debt cloud

Debt cloud hovers over Cuba's reintegration plans

August 1, 2016

While Cuba is intent on updating its socialist economy and keen for the US embargo to be lifted, the workings of commercial creditors in pursuit of repayment reveal the extent of the challenges facing the country. This is sovereign debt restructuring, but not as we know it.

Beijing leads Chinese charge at top of IFC assets ranking

August 1, 2016

Beijing confirms its dominance of the list of largest financial centres by banking assets, ahead of five more Chinese cities in the top 50.

Peru casual workers teaser

Peru targets financial and social inclusion through e-wallet initiative

July 1, 2016

The culture of informal work is a topic that Peru’s new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, is promising to tackle, and which banks are already addressing through financial inclusion initiatives such as the creation of a pioneering, sector-wide e-wallet. Silvia Pavoni investigates its potential to ease one of the country's main pressure points.

London top IFC for inward and outward FDI

July 1, 2016

London edges out Singapore for inward FDI among IFCs, and is way out in front for outward investment.

Top 1000 World Banks – Brazilian banks take profitability hit

June 29, 2016

Brazilian lenders still monopolise the top of the Latin American and Caribbean table, while banks from Panama, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and Mexico benefit from instability in the Venezuelan economy.

Top 1000 World Banks – JPMorgan tops static North American table

June 29, 2016

Most of the big names held fast in North America, with JPMorgan still out in front and only a little movement further down the rankings.

Top 1000 World Banks – Chinese efficiency heads cost-to-income ratio ranking

June 29, 2016

The top 10 most efficient banks in the 2016 ranking are all from China, although Australia also made some impressive gains.

Alfonso Prat-Gay

Argentina's minister of economy relishes return to international stage

June 1, 2016

Argentina’s minister of economy and public finance, Alfonso Prat-Gay, talks to Silvia Pavoni about mending fences between his country and the international economic community, and how he plans to lower its poverty levels.

London retains western Europe FDI lead

June 1, 2016

Powerhouse London is still on top for western European financial FDI, but Barcelona is a big climber and Glasgow and Trieste are on the rise.

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