• Uruguay Growth to Slow, Says IMF Dec 15, 2010

    The IMF is projecting real GDP...

    • Mexico Best For Doing Business: WBank Nov 9, 2010

      Mexico is the best place in...

    • Infrastructure Investment: The Big Shortfall Nov 1, 2010

      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.

    • Equity: Issuers Follow Petrobras Nov 1, 2010

      With Petrobras’ $70 billion capitalization out of the way, other LatAm equity issuers are cleared for takeoff.

    • The Bank of the Year Nov 1, 2010

      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.

    • Best Bank - Mexico Nov 1, 2010

      Mexican retail banks are known for making customers pay through their noses.

    • Best Bank - El Salvador Nov 1, 2010

      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.

    • Best Bank - Costa Rica Nov 1, 2010

      State-controlled Banco de Costa Rica has gained market share through the financial crisis, growing the loan portfolio and expanding facilities.

    • Best Bank - Ecuador Nov 1, 2010

      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.

    • Best Bank - Jamaica Nov 1, 2010

      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.

    • Best Bank - Puerto Rico Nov 1, 2010

      Puerto Rico has been suffering a recession for more than four years. Several banks have collapsed, unemployment has soared and bankruptcies have increased.

    • Best Bank - Trinidad & Tobago Nov 1, 2010

      Trinidad & Tobago’s (T&T) Republic Bank has been able to grow its assets despite a weak economy and reduction in its loan portfolio.

    • Central America: New Hopes for Integration Nov 1, 2010

      Crime and political rifts continue to block progress towards unity in Central America. Strides towards forging critical mass have been made, but full integration is lagging.

    • Mezzanine Financing Comes to LatAm Nov 1, 2010

      Mezzanine financing is not as widely available from private equity firms in LatAm as in other emerging markets. This could start to change soon as both sides learn of the benefits.

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