Countries/Regions

  • Crossing the Line Sep 1, 2011

    BNDES has made a habit of supporting consolidation to create national champions. But was its attempt to wade into the fight between Carrefour and Casino a miscalculation?

  • Overblown Bubbles Sep 1, 2011

    Fears of a credit bubble in Brazil may be overblown. Loan growth remains robust but it is slowing as central bank measures kick in.

  • Something Real Sep 1, 2011

    Reasons to buy global real-denominated bonds abound, but will risk aversion scare foreign investors away from this asset class? Yields may be too tempting to resist.

    • AMX Lands Second CHF Aug 31, 2011

      After much speculation about a possible...

    • Moody’s Takes KOF to A2 Aug 31, 2011

      Moody’s upgraded Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) to...

      • Latin Lifeline Sep 1, 2011

        Faced by slow growth at home, Spanish and Portuguese companies want to hold on to valuable LatAm assets. But in times of distress these are also the easiest to sell.

      • Safe-Haven Status Sep 1, 2011

        Mexico’s sovereign local currency debt has never been more popular, but this has done little to help further develop the local corporate debt markets.

      • Turning the Corner Sep 1, 2011

        The Dominican Republic is on a path to recovery as FDI flows increase and more investors buy its debt in the local and international bond markets. Will politics ruin the party?

        • Drogarias Sao Paulo, Pacheco to Merge Aug 31, 2011

          The consolidation in Brazil’s drug store...

        • Chilean Port Plans Rights Offer Aug 30, 2011

          Chilean port operator Puerto de Lirquen...

          • JPM Beefs Up DCM Sep 1, 2011

          • Room to Expand Sep 1, 2011

            Peru’s pension system is growing exponentially, leaving managers scrambling for investment options. Infrastructure investments, foreign assets and a deeper equity market may help.

          • The Swiss Option Sep 1, 2011

            The Swiss-franc market has become a popular destination for LatAm blue-chips. But volumes may depend on investors’ willingness to venture into junk territory.

            • Banks Suggest Lower Price for UOL Offer Aug 31, 2011

              Advisors to Brazil’s Folhapar should offer...

            • Peru Gets Lift From S&P Aug 31, 2011

              Peru’s credit quality continues to improve...

              • Keeping the Best on Board Sep 1, 2011

                Brazilian investment bankers are seeing upward wage pressures abate as newcomers enter the marketplace. But veteran players can still command top dollar.

              • Running for Cover Sep 1, 2011

                Mexico’s Congress looks set to pass covered bond legislation. The move will create a whole new asset class for the local market and may rejuvenate mortgage funding.

              • Tough Talk Sep 1, 2011

                Trinidad’s tough-talking energy minister is powering change in the vital energy sector. Can he bolster production levels and help the sluggish economy?

                • Chiloe Sees Oct-Nov IPO Aug 31, 2011

                  Cultivos Marinos Chiloe, seen as among...

                • Batista Sees IPOs Proceeding in 2012 Aug 30, 2011

                  Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista expects IPOs...

                  • New Horizons Sep 1, 2011

                    The pipeline for Colombian corporate bond and equity transactions is swelling as issuers look to take advantage of the sovereign’s new investment-grade status.

                  • Shifting Gears Sep 1, 2011

                    Rising sales figures in Mexico’s automotive industry are drawing new investment in production while one of the country’s largest parts manufacturers is readying its own growth spurt.

                  • Upside Potential Sep 1, 2011

                    Venezuela’s presidential elections are still more than a year away. But the possibility of regime change is already moving spreads. Are investors blind to the underlying risks?

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