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Top 200 Latin American Banks 2017: Brazil's banks in defiant mood

November 1, 2017

While Brazil's banks appear to have ridden out the country's recession, lenders from Chile and Argentina also make strong showings in the The Banker's Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking. However, uncertainty around Nafta continues to pose problems in Mexico. Silvia Pavoni reports. 

IFCs display different shades of green

October 2, 2017

Many international finance centres are setting up or piloting sustainable finance bond programmes. But inconsistency in the way sustainability is measured makes it hard to assess just how green they really are. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Petrobras CEO looks beyond debt and scandal to a greener future

September 1, 2017

The CEO of Brazil’s beleaguered state oil producer Petrobras, Pedro Parente, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the scandal-riven company's five-year plan to reduce its debts, how it is handling mounting environmental concerns, and what it is doing to cope in an era of low commodity prices. 

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Rodrigo Valdes: copper's bottom will not shake Chile

September 1, 2017

Chile has suffered an economic slowdown in the past few years as the price of its main export, copper, tumbled. However, efforts to diversify investment and increase competition are paying off. Now the country must leverage its reputation for stability and hold a steady fiscal course amid political elections in order to continue its hard-won progress, writes the country's finance minister. 

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Is a brighter future awaiting Brazil and its banks?

September 1, 2017

Brazilian banks have endured economic shocks and political turmoil in recent years and emerged for the most part unscathed. As conditions improve, reforms take place and the country’s powerful development bank refocuses its priorities, what does the future look like for them? Silvia Pavoni asks Brazil’s most influential bankers.

Brexit-bound London retains top slot in 2017 IFC rankings

September 1, 2017

London leads the world’s international financial centre rankings again, though second placed New York boast profits four times as large as the UK capital. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Will climate change cause the next financial crisis?

September 1, 2017

As extreme climate events become more frequent and governments ramp up their commitment to transitioning to lower carbon economies, are financial institutions prepared, or will their unaccounted-for climate risk lead to the next financial crisis? Silvia Pavoni reports.

UBS retains wealth management brand ranking crown

August 1, 2017

UBS has maintained its global lead among wealth management brands, according to consultant Brand Finance, and Asia-Pacific is on the rise thanks to China’s love of a good name. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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The irresistible rise of Latin America's fintechs

August 1, 2017

Growing numbers of fintechs are popping up across Latin America, attracting the attention of both consumers and regulators. Silvia Pavoni assesses the consequences for the region’s traditional lenders.

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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