Features

Brazilian businesses take on money laundering

Loans Features Brazil

Beyond banks, other Brazilian businesses are also being forced to take action to clamp down on money laundering.

Earthquakes spare aftershocks on Mexican economy

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Politics

The two earthquakes that shook Mexico are not expected to unsettle the economy. Rather, a short-term surge in retail sales and the rebuilding efforts could provide a boos...

Regulators put fintech regulations into place in Latin America

Politics Economy & Policy Brazil

The radical evolution of the financial system is catching supervisors on the back foot. How they respond will determine whether technology becomes a force for development...

How Brazil is battling money laundering

Loans Politics Features

The Brazilian government says it is cracking down on money laundering by instituting tighter reporting rules on the finance industry. Local banks, considered complicit by...

Argentina tests bond buyers' limits

Argentina Bonds Funds

The Argentine government has been on a debt spree. With interest running high, corporate issuers appear ready to take the plunge. But can the economically troubled countr...

BNDES sets a new benchmark

Project & Infrastructure Finance Bonds Structured Finance

Brazil's national development bank will move from a subsidized long-term lending rate to a new rate based on the government's borrowing costs, but will short-term pain tr...

Brazil's reforms hang in the balance

Brazil Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Deeply unpopular and tangled in a web of political turmoil, Michel Temer’s chances of executing tough, investor-friendly reforms appear to be shrinking. Now the Brazilian...

Corruption allegations threaten Brazil's equity bounce

Brazil Equity Economy & Policy

While Brazil's equity market gathers steam, another political setback threatens to plug up the deal pipeline

Why bond investors can't get enough of Argentina

Argentina Bonds Features

As the bond boom extends, borrowers are expected to seek financing for energy projects

High potential, high barriers ahead for Central American growth

Panama Central America Costa Rica

Compared with much of Latin America, the Central American economies show healthy growth. Can they overcome political and social issues – and the Trump administration – to...

How agricultural exports turned into a major growth engine for Peru

Peru Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Peru has lacked the ingredients to make it a global agricultural powerhouse. But investments in irrigation projects and negotiations of trade agreements are changing ever...

Bond fund returns bloom in a volatile year for LatAm

Bonds Funds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Earnings for bond investors in Latin America have burst into life. The most impressive managers were those who were unafraid to pursue portfolio growth in the thorniest o...

Investors bet on banks amid equity rebound

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil Chile

Equity fund flows are soaring, reversing years of exits from the asset class, yet risks still linger in Latin American stocks. The best investors are picking carefully

How two Mexican developments could catalyze Latin America’s green bond market

Brazil Mexico Central America

Latin America is lagging behind global trends when it comes to green bonds, but two big developments in Mexico may herald a change

Odebrecht’s bribery scandal casts a shadow over Latin America

Brazil Peru Loans

The shock waves are not just hitting Odebrecht and its partners but also infrastructure and project finance markets across the region

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