Mexico is replacing a $47bn 1-year...
The IMF is projecting real GDP...
The IDB forecasts that LatAm's exports...
Tariffs between LatAm and India are...
As expected, Chile's central bank tightened...
Chile's central bank is expected to...
The Bank of Jamaica cut its...
Honduras will receive $45.8m from the...
Peru's central bank left its rate...
Goldman Sachs expects Peru’s central bank...
Mexico is the best place in...
Brazil’s election results are broadly credit...
RBC does not expect Banxico to...
With the markets largely having anticipated...
Cultural barriers remain, but the China-LatAm relationship is starting to blossom. Both sides hope to convert dialogue into more frequent large transactions.
As LatAm stares down a growing list of infrastructure needs, builders and governments hope private lenders return. The only certainty is multilateral and state lending.
Southern Copper faces stiff competition in Peru from new and expanding projects. But it is digging deep to keep on top as the country’s leading red metal producer.
With Petrobras’ $70 billion capitalization out of the way, other LatAm equity issuers are cleared for takeoff.
Mexican telecoms and Brazilian oil pump up the deal volume numbers claimed by advisors, but flow is still up year-on-year, even after stripping out distorting Telmex and Petrobras trades.
The crop of boutiques that sprang up from the bulge bracket wreckage faces fresh competition. They will need relationships, international connections and a proper structure to survive.
Brazil’s government-controlled lender is using a natural size advantage to pursue niches it does not already dominate. Careful international expansion is next for Banco do Brasil.
Mexican retail banks are known for making customers pay through their noses.
El Salvador’s Banco Agrícola, part of Colombia’s Bancolombia since 2007, is expected to end this year with results that compare favorably with those obtained at the end of 2009, says Fitch, which has an AA+ (stable) local rating on the bank.
State-controlled Banco de Costa Rica has gained market share through the financial crisis, growing the loan portfolio and expanding facilities.
Banco de Reservas has shrugged off macroeconomic weakness in the Dominican Republic caused by the global financial crisis and continues to grow.
Ecuador’s Banco Pichincha has been busy expanding within and beyond the country’s borders. At the same time, it has been able to keep its financial indicators in line with or better than that of the banking system as a whole.
Jamaica’s National Commercial Bank (NCB) has passed the test of a weak local economy and a sovereign debt restructuring relatively unscathed, as profitability and liquidity remain at acceptable levels.
Puerto Rico has been suffering a recession for more than four years. Several banks have collapsed, unemployment has soared and bankruptcies have increased.
Bolivia’s small size has meant its banks suffered few effects of the credit crisis in 2008 and 2009.
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