Countries/Regions

  • 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...

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

        The consolidation in Brazil’s drug store...

        • 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.

        • 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...

            • 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

            • 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.

            • 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?

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

                Advisors to Brazil’s Folhapar should offer...

              • Banco do Brasil Sends out RFPs Aug 31, 2011

                Banco do Brasil has sent out...

                • 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...

                    • 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...

                        • 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?

                        • 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.

                        • 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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