• Going Global with Peso Paper Dec 1, 2002

    Bancomext, the Mexican government's export-import bank, set a new benchmark in November when it issued the first peso issue that can be traded by international investors.

  • MarketWatch Dec 1, 2002

  • Mexico's Starving Cash Cow Dec 1, 2002

    Pemex, Mexico's national energy company, earns billions of dollars a year. But that prodigious wealth is vanishing because the government has failed to feed its exploration budget.

    • Mexico Preps for Fannie Mae Nov 1, 2002

      A federal guarantee for a securitization of real estate development loans is a significant step in Mexico's evolution to capital markets-based mortgage financing.

    • Santander's Tactical Success Nov 1, 2002

      • Business & Banking Oct 1, 2002

      • HSBC's Southern Exposure Oct 1, 2002

        With the purchase of Grupo Bital, HSBC finally has the anchor it has wanted in Mexico for several years.Meanwhile, the feisty Bital is getting a much-needed boost to its balance sheet.

      • So Long to Latin American Samurais Oct 1, 2002

        After providing a solid supply of money for Latin American bond issuers, the yen market snapped shut last August. Only the Mexican state electricity company has been able to break in.

      • Sovereign Report Oct 1, 2002

        • Presidential Promises Falter Sep 1, 2002

          President Vicente Fox has been unable to overcome the political obstacles to many of his vaunted reform plans. Still,Mexico has largely avoided South America's malaise and remains a regional economic powerhouse.

        • The Foreigners Take Over Sep 1, 2002

          Nearly all Mexico's banks are foreign-owned now, and the financial system is fully recovered from the financial crash of 1995. But lending remains feebele in a country desperately in need of credit.

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