Latest articles from Barbara Pianese

NPLs still declining but challenges remain

March 28, 2023

Structural challenges still impede optimal non-performing loan resolution.

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Colombia, Chile and Peru bet on stock exchange merger

March 23, 2023

The proposed integrated exchange of Colombia, Chile and Peru could be a beacon for more international investors if it proves it will be liquid enough and able to attract more issuers.

Deposit funding becoming more attractive for European banks

March 21, 2023

The loan-to-deposit ratio across the continent has decreased since the end of the global financial crisis. 

Databank 21 March 23

Pakistan’s economy unravels

March 14, 2023

The International Monetary Fund is due to release a tranche of over $1bn to the country.

Databank 14 March
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Is painting China as the predator in Latin American activities reductive?

March 10, 2023

Experts at a think tank webinar were keen to dispel some of the myths regarding China’s relationship with Latin America.

Spanish banks most exposed to Argentina

March 7, 2023

In 2023, the South American country’s high inflation is expected to surpass 100% and economic growth estimated at 0.3%.

Databank 7 March
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Cover story: Redefining development banks’ purpose in Latam

March 1, 2023

In Latin America alone, there is an estimated $650bn annual development financing gap to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Should development banks’ focus change to support increasingly high ambitions? 

Inflation: beyond the headlines

February 28, 2023

Headline inflation does not help in investigating how inflation impacts distinct population groups and countries differently. 

Databank 28 February 23

Has credit in emerging markets reached a dangerous level?

February 21, 2023

Credit expansion in emerging market economies has been rising steadily for years and reached a peak in 2020. 

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Latin America’s economic challenges for 2023

February 17, 2023

Short- and long-term economic challenges and shifting growth paradigms are the topics of discussion for the Latam economists participating in The Banker’s roundtable. 

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