September/October 2014

  • Front notes: High stakes Sep 1, 2014

  • Loans/people news: Slowing energy Sep 1, 2014

    Pemex and América Móvil advance large deals, while a financing for Gasoducto Sur Peruano keeps banks busy. By Katie Llanos-Small and Karen Schwartz

  • Bonds news: Well-earned break Sep 1, 2014

    Issuance boomed in July, before the market fell into a slower pace during the northern summer in August. By Eduardo García

  • Equity news: Subdued activity Sep 1, 2014

    A smattering of companies signaled plans to raise equity in the months ahead, after a quiet time for the market. By Katie Llanos-Small

  • M&A news: FIG deals surge Sep 1, 2014

    Bank and insurance company acquisitions grabbed attention in a busy period for deal making. By Katie Llanos-Small

  • Cover story: Pragmatism undone Sep 1, 2014

    Changing trends in global capital flows may make it harder for populist governments to opt out of international capital markets. But as Argentina’s default shows, the path to pro-market policies is a complicated one. By Katie Llanos-Small

  • Multilateral lending BRICS rising Sep 1, 2014

  • Central Bank Governor of the Year award: First mover advantage Sep 1, 2014

    José Darío Uribe is recognized for Colombia’s moves to hike rates early, anticipating a strong rebound in economic growth in the Andean nation. By Phil Thornton

  • Investment banking fees survey: Fees down, hopes up Sep 1, 2014

    Equity markets, and Brazil, hold much of the blame for lower investment banking fees this year. But there is cause for optimism, especially in Mexico. By Eduardo García

  • Mexico economy: More than a moment Sep 1, 2014

    Despite Mexico’s growth lingering at disappointing levels over the past year, there is reason for optimism going into 2015, as temporary dampeners subside and the effects of reform are felt. By Dominic O’Neill

  • Mexico economy: Public finance Sep 1, 2014

    Saving up oil revenues

  • Mexico Telecoms: Lining up Sep 1, 2014

    Mexico’s biggest telecoms and media firms are preparing for a transformation, of themselves and the industry, after reforms were finalized in July. By Dominic O’Neill

  • Mexico energy: Ready to drill Sep 1, 2014

    With secondary legislation passed in August ending the state’s monopoly in energy, private firms are already positioning themselves operationally and financially for the opportunities to come. By Dominic O’Neill

  • Mexico banking: Hiring trends Sep 1, 2014

    In demand

  • Mexico investor report: New framework Sep 1, 2014

    The rules have been set for energy and telecommunications. Now, private firms must work out how to play the new game.

  • Brazil economy: Tough road ahead Sep 1, 2014

    Brazil’s government will be confronted with an unappetizing list of reforms to sharpen up the country’s growth and investment environment after the election, say private sector economists. By Thierry Ogier

  • Brazil economy: Eduardo Campos Sep 1, 2014

    Campaign tragedy

  • Brazil banking: Maxed out Sep 1, 2014

    Brazilians are still keen for credit, but the country’s banks are taking an increasingly risk-averse stance on lending. By Thierry Ogier

  • Investor Report: Brazil on hold Sep 1, 2014

    After presidential elections in October, the country has the opportunity to stage a turnaround. But things could get worse before they get better.

  • Colombia economy: Looking up Sep 1, 2014

    As growth booms, Colombia’s newly reappointed finance minister says the benefits will extend over the long term. By Lucien Chauvin

  • Colombia infrastructure: The open road Sep 1, 2014

    The shape of the financing for Colombia’s huge highway-building program is coming together, with local pension funds joining banks and development institutions. By Jason Mitchell

  • Colombia investor report: On the road Sep 1, 2014

    Colombia is on its way to developed-market status, according to Mauricio Cárdenas, the country’s finance minister. Peace with guerillas and new roads will help.

  • Peru economy: Helping hand Sep 1, 2014

    Peru’s government has taken decisive action to counter a sharp growth slowdown. But the measures have risks, as well as benefits. By Lucien Chauvin

  • Peru energy: Fueling growth Sep 1, 2014

    The Gasoducto Sur Peruano project will mark a turning point for Peru, say proponents. That depends on growth in supply and demand for gas. By Lucien Chauvin

  • Peru investor rerport: Foot on the gas Sep 1, 2014

    If government stimulus measures work, investors can forget about the sharp economic slowdown in the first half of 2014. If not, Peru may face tough years ahead.

  • Costa Rica: After the party Sep 1, 2014

    Solid growth has spurred Costa Rica in recent years, but now pressure is on the incoming administration to balance the budget. By Ivan Castano

  • Panama: Keeping pace Sep 1, 2014

    Panama’s new president inherits a country with Chinese-style growth levels, but maintaining that expansion, and realizing the country’s ambitions as a logistics hub, will require careful attention. By Lucy Conger

  • Investor Report Central America: Fresh faces Sep 1, 2014

    Newly elected presidents have taken on the leadership of three of the region’s economies. They all must confront important fiscal, institutional, and infrastructure hurdles.

  • Parting Shot: Proving resilience Sep 1, 2014

    Mexico boasts three elements that will shelter it against a turn in the global interest rate cycle, argues central bank governor Agustín Carstens

  • Infrastructure Finance awards 2014 Sep 1, 2014

    After a year of progress and innovation in deal-making, Latin America’s infrastructure financing markets have broader options, greater experience, and more maturity, despite — or perhaps because of — sometimes challenging market conditions

  • Best power financing, Best renewable energy financing, Best infrastructure financing: Andes Sep 1, 2014

    One of Peru’s largest-ever project financings broke ground in bringing together different developments banks

  • Best infrastructure financing: Brazil Sep 1, 2014

    The extent of funding needed to tap Brazil’s ultra-deepwater pre-salt oil fields is driving financing innovations

  • Best transport financing, Best road financing, Best local currency financing Sep 1, 2014

    Brazil’s local bond market took a step forward with this deal, the market’s longest-ever tenor

  • Best port financing Sep 1, 2014

    Competing firms come together on a crucial project for Peru’s mining exports

  • Best airport financing Sep 1, 2014

    A landmark for Brazil’s transport infrastructure development provides a model for similar projects

  • Best mining financing; Best loan Sep 1, 2014

    Strong sponsors and a well-known mineral deposit, alongside a wide syndication, lay behind this deal’s success

  • Best infrastructure financing: Mexico Sep 1, 2014

    The winner of this deal pre-empts opportunities to come in Mexico’s energy sector

  • Best infrastructure financing: Central America Sep 1, 2014

    A Costa Rican electricity plant gets 20-year funding, bringing in international institutional investors

  • Best project sponsor Sep 1, 2014

    Diverse funding sources and empowered local employees are behind an unparalleled franchise across Latin America

  • Best infrastructure bank, Best infrastructure bank: Andes Sep 1, 2014

    Structuring expertise made this bank stand out, despite some constraints on its balance sheet

  • Best infrastructure bank: Brazil Sep 1, 2014

    The bank leads the league tables, and has managed a number of innovative transactions

  • Best infrastructure bank: Mexico Sep 1, 2014

    Involvement in many of the most innovative and important deals of the period made the firm stand out

  • Best infrastructure law firm Sep 1, 2014

    The winning firm has size, breadth and roles in important and complex deals

  • Best infrastructure bond Sep 1, 2014

    The region’s first greenfield international project bond has a sculpted payment structure and partial credit guarantee

LatinFinance Events


Are populist governments like Venezuela & Argentina turning pragmatic?