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  • Transelec Pulls In Kuhlmann Feb 2, 2007

    Chilean electricity company Nueva Transelec has...

    • Axtel Upsizes Bond Issue Jan 31, 2007

      Mexico's Axtel has raised $275 million...

      • Belize Debt Offer Scores 93% Take-up Feb 1, 2007

        The debt swap offer proposed by...

      • CSN Loses Corus Feb 1, 2007

        Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN)...

      • Brazil Salaries Overtake New York Feb 1, 2007

        The push for local markets business is putting upwards pressure on salaries. In Brazil, some bankers are already earning more than in New York.

      • Colombia Rising Feb 1, 2007

        With a tough line on security, investor confidence has returned to Colombia. The country boasts staggering economic growth, but risks remain.

      • Back on the Map Feb 1, 2007

        After years of being off the radar, Brazilian private equity is finally back. The government acknowledges its role as an instrument of development.

        • Bancolombia Proposes New Shares Jan 31, 2007

          The board of Colombia's largest financial...

          • CVRD Confirms New Execs At Inco Feb 1, 2007

            Brazil's Companhia Vale do Rio Doce...

          • Cosan Offers To Buy CAVR Sugar Mill Feb 1, 2007

            Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Cosan,...

          • Credit Fuels Bank Boom Feb 1, 2007

            Confidence in Brazil's economic rise is driving a banking rally. Rate cuts are helping consumer borrowing, but there is a need for greater transparency.

          • deals Feb 1, 2007

          • Great Expectations Feb 1, 2007

            Agustín Carstens, Mexico's finance minister, combines creative thinking and political finesse to push through ambitious fiscal reforms.

          • Gulliver's Travels Feb 1, 2007

            After building a formidable reputation in Asia, HSBC's global investment banking head Stuart Gulliver aims to replicate his success in Latin America.

          • English Spoken Here Feb 1, 2007

            English-speaking islands off the Caribbean coast of Central America are increasingly popular getaways for hip travelers and surfers. Now destinations like Roatan are going upscale.

          • Microfinance is Big Business Feb 1, 2007

            The Mexican banking sector is rapidly opening up to new entrants who are chasing burgeoning consumer and microfinance opportunities.

          • Multinationals Strike Pay Dirt Feb 1, 2007

            Brazilian corporations are expanding abroad in an effort to maintain output and compete on a world stage. Stability, a strong currency and cheap financing are fueling the trend.

          • Mexican Derivatives See Boost Feb 1, 2007

            Mexico's financial markets are still in diapers when it comes to sophisticated derivatives. However, new legislation passed in January could hasten their development.

          • Mexican Bolsa Hires Advisors Feb 1, 2007

            The Mexican stock exchange has mandated...

          • New President, Old Problems Feb 1, 2007

            Mexico's new president is already getting results in spite of some serious challenges, like a spike in tortilla prices. Long-promised economic reforms are the end goal.

          • Colombian Bolsa Clears Way For IPOs Feb 2, 2007

            Colombia's stock exchange has approved initial...

          • Opportunity Knocks Feb 1, 2007

            Private equity funds are returning to Mexico, convinced that a stable economy, low interest rates and fast-growing population provide opportunity to make money.

          • Correa Wins Battle Feb 1, 2007

            Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has scored...

          • Brazil Tries For Growth Feb 1, 2007

            Brazil is lagging its BRIC peers when it comes to growth. Small reforms are expected in the second Lula administration, but more change is needed.

          • Canal Alternatives Feb 1, 2007

            As Panama plans a massive canal expansion, neighboring countries are offering alternatives for shipping companies crossing the isthmus.

          • Scotiabank Sud Americano Pumps Up The Volume Feb 2, 2007

            Scotiabank Sud Americano, the Chilean subsidiary...

          • Thinking Outside the Glass Feb 1, 2007

            Vitro won itself an upgrade with a clever bond issue, the biggest in more than 10 years from a high yield credit. The Mexican glass producer is freed from the yoke of refinancing.

          • GC Impsat On The Road With Buyout Bonds Feb 2, 2007

            Argentine satellite company GC Impsat is...

          • people Feb 1, 2007

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