Pemex and América Móvil advance large deals, while a
financing for Gasoducto Sur Peruano keeps banks busy.
By Katie Llanos-Small and Karen Schwartz
Issuance boomed in July, before the market fell into
a slower pace during the northern summer in August.
By Eduardo García
A smattering of companies signaled plans to raise equity
in the months ahead, after a quiet time for the market.
By Katie Llanos-Small
Bank and insurance company acquisitions grabbed attention
in a busy period for deal making. By Katie Llanos-Small
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
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
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
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
Saving up oil revenues
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
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
The rules have been set for energy and telecommunications. Now, private firms must work out how to play the new game.
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
Brazilians are still keen for credit, but the country’s banks are taking an increasingly risk-averse stance on lending. By Thierry Ogier
After presidential elections in October, the country has the opportunity to stage a turnaround. But things could get worse before they get better.
As growth booms, Colombia’s newly reappointed finance minister says the benefits will extend over the long term. By Lucien Chauvin
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 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’s government has taken decisive action to counter a sharp growth slowdown. But the measures have risks, as well as benefits.
By Lucien Chauvin
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
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.
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’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
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.
Mexico boasts three elements that will shelter it against a turn in the global interest rate cycle, argues central bank governor Agustín Carstens
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
One of Peru’s largest-ever project financings broke ground in bringing together different developments banks
The extent of funding needed to tap Brazil’s ultra-deepwater pre-salt oil fields is driving financing innovations
Brazil’s local bond market took a step forward with this deal, the market’s longest-ever tenor
Competing firms come together on a crucial project for Peru’s mining exports
A landmark for Brazil’s transport infrastructure development provides a model for similar projects
Strong sponsors and a well-known mineral deposit, alongside a wide syndication, lay behind this deal’s success
The winner of this deal pre-empts opportunities to come in Mexico’s energy sector
A Costa Rican electricity plant gets 20-year funding, bringing in international institutional investors
Diverse funding sources and empowered local employees are behind an unparalleled franchise across Latin America
Structuring expertise made this bank stand out, despite some constraints on its balance sheet
The bank leads the league tables, and has managed a number of innovative transactions
Involvement in many of the most innovative and important deals of the period made the firm stand out
The winning firm has size, breadth and roles in important and complex deals
The region’s first greenfield international project bond has a sculpted payment structure and partial credit guarantee
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