• Transelec Pulls In Kuhlmann Feb 2, 2007

    Chilean electricity company Nueva Transelec has...

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    • 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...

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

        Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Cosan,...

      • Great Expectations Feb 1, 2007

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

      • 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...

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

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

        Scotiabank Sud Americano, the Chilean subsidiary...

      • Canal Alternatives Feb 1, 2007

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

      • CVRD Confirms New Execs At Inco Feb 1, 2007

        Brazil's Companhia Vale do Rio Doce...

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Correa Wins Battle Feb 1, 2007

        Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has scored...

      • 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.

      • 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.

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