Users of the Canal have enjoyed a smooth and efficient transition to Panamanian control. But tough investment decisions regarding expansion now loom.
Unibanco, the Brazilian bank that has cultivated an image as a financial services provider for the rich, has dipped into the consumer market as a means of survival.
Panama is struggling to convince the credit rating agencies and investors that it is correcting weaknesses in its fiscal and economic policies. But long-term investment opportunities are strong.
With a history as an international finanacial services center, Panama is on the cusp of redefining its global role. Despite a stubborn economy and contentious politics, the country has the tools to proceed.
LatinFinance and MZ Consult have conducted the first regional survey of company websites and online annual reports. Brazilian firms are the stand-outs but Mexican companies fare well too.
Bloated with debt, Mexico's conglomerates have largely failed to reshape themselves into profitable, efficient companies capable of competing globally.
For the real emerging market gamblers, Argentina offered up a wild ride last year. Many investors came out ahead, but the outlook for the emerging market asset class is uncertain.
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