Colombia will soon become a net importer of oil unless it can attract more investment. International oil companies want the government to offer them a better deal.
Eight years after the government's banking intervention, the Mexican public still lacks a full accounting of the costly decisions taken to stabilize the country's financial system.
A $1.33 billion debt exchange retired Brazil's expensive Brady bonds. But the deal miffed some investors who thought they would be able to cash in their benchmark C-bonds.
Brazil's telecom operators both big and small have clashed with regulators as the post-privatization landscape continues to evolve.
Brazil has wallowed in an economic malaise for nearly 20 years. Lula's economic team must deliver a high-voltage
shock to turn things around.
Wildly expensive credit persists in Brazil. The country's banks need to lower their costs to narrow spreads and expand vitally needed lending.
Mexico's finance secretary has firmly managed Mexico's accounts, even paying off the last of the country's Brady bonds. Economic stability and low inflation now are hallmarks of Latin America's biggest economy.
Brazil has tightened control over financial transactions with a series of regulations that apply to a range of activities and market participants.
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has steered Brazil away from the brink of collapse. But jobs remain scarce, poverty is pervasive and investors are few.
Ensuring that Brazilians have an adequate supply of electricity is one of the government's major challenges. But outside investment remains limited.
Argentina is close to a three year agreement with the International Monetary Fund that would open the way for a
deal with creditors owed $64 billion.What kind of deal should they expect?
Uruguay's banking system crumbled after Argentines yanked their money out.The financial authorities are left with little to fix.
Argentine banks are still suffering from weak lending, diminished asset and loan quality, and a steep decline in profitability. Deposits are growing but the banking sector's recovery remains slow and tenuous.
Brazilian banks have performed remarkably well because of their competent management. But the credit market remains vastly undertapped because of the high cost of finance in Brazil.
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Will a strong dollar deter investors from LatAm bonds?
No, the yield-hunt goes on
Yes, but only retail investors
Yes, once the Fed raises rates
We wanted to send a message to the market that fiscal responsibility, financial stability and low inflation are the anchors of economic management in Colombia
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