Mexico's national oil company loses money hand over fist and is leveraged to the hilt. It needs major reform urgently.
LatinFinance has compiled its second annual ranking of the 50 most powerful and influential people in Latin America and the Caribbean, spanning business, politics, government, academia and even pop culture.
Brazilian lawmakers overrode President Luiz Inacio...
Mexico's financial markets are growing, and experts say not even the run-up to next year's presidential election will disrupt confidence.
The past two years have seen two presidents run out of office in Bolivia. Will next year bring the overthrow of another?
A decade after the Tequila Crisis, Mexico's banks are lending again and the capital markets are blossoming. Future development will depend on next year's elections.
Wall Street's bulge-bracket firms stampeded out of Brazil three years ago. Now they are fighting to get back into the game again.
Brazil exchanged its benchmark Brady C-bond with a new, improved bond called the A-bond, thanks to some clever liability management.
Colombia's Santo Domingo Group became a player in the global beer market by trading Bavaria for a stake in SABMiller. Bavaria's minority holders got a sweet deal too.
José Sérgio Gabrielli, the new president of Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, says what will remain the same and what will change under his command.
Mexican companies talk a good game, but in most sectors only two or three companies still dominate their business. But Mexico is revitalizing its anti-trust efforts.
Brazil's economy expanded an unexpectedly robust...
Brazil had a fourth-straight month of...
Venezuela's Petrocaribe aims to help the Caribbean cope with rising oil prices. But with payments deferrable for 25 years, someone's going to be left holding the bag.
Spanish-Argentine energy giant Repsol YPF will...
China revalued its currency, the renminbi, in July. Joydeep Mukherji, director at Standard & Poor's, explains its long-term effect on Latin America.
Mexico's Carlos Slim is locked in a spending war with Spain's Telefónica to dominate Latin American telecommunications. Will the winner take all?
The price of crude oil rose...
Brazilian businesses complain about banks' high lending rates and record profits. But banks say their reward should be commensurate with the risks they are taking.
Chile's central bank said inflation will...
Brazil's equity and bond markets are recovering at an impressive rate, but growth can't continue much longer without some serious reforms.
Soaring oil and gas prices are pounding Caribbean economies. But Trinidad & Tobago, the region's largest producer of gas and oil, is flying high.
With the bottom falling out of agricultural markets, Caribbean governments are now being forced to diversify their economies and get serious about economic integration.
Spanish power company Endesa plans to...
Trans-Pacific trade has overwhelmed US ports. Shippers looking for alternative routes to the US market are beginning to look at Mexico.
Vast oil wealth has made Trinidad & Tobago the Caribbean's financial center, but limited opportunities at home are driving banks offshore.
The Caribbean is selling itself to sports fans, starting with cricket. Governments are already spending millions to prepare for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
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Jul 16 - 17, 2013 | Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia
An in depth look at the rapidly evolving state of the Latin America Australia investment...
Sep 10 - 11, 2013 | Westin Beijing Chaoyang, Beijing, China
LA-CIF is the leading event connecting Latin America and China. Through an invitation-only,...
Sep 13, 2013 | Shilla Hotel, Seoul, Korea
LA-KIF will examine the rapidly evolving LatAm-Korea investment relationship, the pace & direction...
Sep 26 - 27, 2013 | Fiesta Americana, Veracruz, Mexico
The only annual gathering of senior public-sector officials, financiers, sponsors and investors...
Oct 9, 2013 | Capitale, New York City
The year’s pre-eminent networking event for the financial and capital markets of Latin America and...
Is recent bond market volatility the end of easy borrowing for LatAm issuers?
Yes, dollar borrowing will get more expensive
No, it’s just a bout of market nervousness
The most pressing issue is related to guaranteeing this growth of the system, the savings. We have to guarantee that this growth is followed by better asset managers on the side of the Afores.
Carlos Ramírez, Mexico’s pension regulator, Consar
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