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

    The consolidation in Brazil’s drug store...

  • Chiloe Sees Oct-Nov IPO Aug 31, 2011

    Cultivos Marinos Chiloe, seen as among...

    • 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...

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

        Advisors to Brazil’s Folhapar should offer...

      • EI Moves into Colombia Aug 31, 2011

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

        • 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...

            • JPM Beefs Up DCM Sep 1, 2011

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

                Peru’s credit quality continues to improve...

                • 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.

                • 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...

                    • 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.

                      • Chilean Port Plans Rights Offer Aug 30, 2011

                        Chilean port operator Puerto de Lirquen...

                        • 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.

                        • 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.

                        • 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.

                        • 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.

                        • 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.

                        • 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



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