Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

Mexico attracts most Nafta FDI for financial services

August 1, 2017

Out of the Nafta countries, Mexico attracted the most inward FDI in the financial services sector between June 2016 and May 2017, reports Silvia Pavoni.

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Top 50 Caricom Banks ranking: small lenders lead the growth story

August 1, 2017

While the Caribbean's largest banks have held steady in The Banker's Top 50 rankings, smaller banks further down the table have displayed the most impressive growth, writes Silvia Pavoni.

China renews interest in Brazilian infrastructure

July 3, 2017

China has confirmed its special relationship with Brazil by providing $15bn of a $20bn joint fund to finance infrastructure in the country. Silvia Pavoni reports on the impact this will have on the troubled Latin American economy.

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How will Brazil emerge from its political drama?

July 3, 2017

From infrastructure to green energy, Brazil offers myriad investment opportunities. However, such opportunities are contingent on the government not crumbling under corruption investigations, it managing to pass unpopular reforms, and it keeping its word on concession rules, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Paris extends European lead for IFC assets

July 3, 2017

Paris remains the largest IFC in western Europe by assets, extending its lead over its rivals, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Brazil's banks weather twin storms to stay in front

July 3, 2017

The recession and corruption scandal that have engulfed Brazil have failed the knock its banks off course, as they continue to dominate the Latin America and Caribbean ranking. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Little change but capital improves in North America

July 3, 2017

US banks retain their top nine places in the North American regional rankings with little movement, although capitalisation has increased. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - China overcomes obstacles to lead efficiency rankings

July 3, 2017

Emerging market banks have put in an impressive performance in this year’s cost-to-income ratio ranking, which highlights how efficient they have been. China dominates with Russian and Brazilian names following closely, while the US is conspicuous by its absence. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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How will Latin America's infrastructure needs be financed?

June 1, 2017

As recession and scandals continue to blight the region's economy, can Latin America’s infrastructure needs dovetail with those of international banks and investors? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Uruguay’s finance minister celebrates return of investor confidence

June 1, 2017

Uruguay’s economy and finance minister, Danilo Astori, talks to Silvia Pavoni about his country’s resistance to recession and its increasing attractiveness to overseas investors. 

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