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  • End of an Era? Sep 1, 2011

    Brazil’s economy has had a good run, but analysts are readying themselves for tougher times ahead. Can the government and monetary authorities make a difference?

    • Pemex Ups Stake in Repsol Aug 31, 2011

      Pemex plans to raise its position...

    • Banco do Brasil Sends out RFPs Aug 31, 2011

      Banco do Brasil has sent out...

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

      Advisors to Brazil’s Folhapar should offer...

    • Chiloe Sees Oct-Nov IPO Aug 31, 2011

      Cultivos Marinos Chiloe, seen as among...

      • JPM Beefs Up DCM Sep 1, 2011

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

          Peru’s credit quality continues to improve...

          • 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?

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

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

              • 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.

                • Batista Sees IPOs Proceeding in 2012 Aug 30, 2011

                  Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista expects IPOs...

                  • 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.

                  • Restricted Success? Sep 1, 2011

                    Brazilian local bond volumes are soaring as issuers swarm to file rule 476 offerings that make deals easier and faster for listed and non-registered issuers alike.

                  • 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.

                  • 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.

                  • 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.

                  • 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?

                    • EI Moves into Colombia Aug 31, 2011

                      Equity International (EI), the investment vehicle...

                    • AMX Lands Second CHF Aug 31, 2011

                      After much speculation about a possible...

                      • 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?

                      • Taming the Beast Sep 1, 2011

                        With inflation the main challenge, several banks drew positive reviews for their efforts in the past year, with Colombia narrowly leading the way. However, Brazil continues to frustrate markets

                      • 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.

                      • 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.



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