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  • Telmex Sets the Standard Jul 1, 2003

  • Testing Market Confidence Jul 1, 2003

  • UNIFIER Enrique Garcia Jul 1, 2003

  • ZEALOT Domingo Cavallo Jul 1, 2003

    • A Cure for Argentina's Sickness Jun 1, 2003

    • Business & Banking Jun 1, 2003

    • Business and Banking Jun 1, 2003

    • Cooking Up a New Solution Jun 1, 2003

      As Argentina gears up for negotiations with the bondholders it stiffed 18 months ago, other sovereign issuers and banks are experimenting with a new generation of bonds that could profoundly reshape the debt market for years to come.

    • Looking for an Upturn Jun 1, 2003

      Panama's economy ran out of steam four years ago and it is struggling to meet deficit targets. The country is looking for new sources of economic fuel but it needs a major boost soon.

    • People Jun 1, 2003

    • Peso Market's Power Bond Jun 1, 2003

      Mexico's electricity commission issues a bond backed by receivables from its corporate customers. The bond is the first unsecured asset-backed bond from a government entity.

    • Putting Pizzazz Into Glass Jun 1, 2003

      Vitro, the Mexican glassmaker, is trying to fend off Asian competitors with value-added products. But a weighty debt load and weakening cashflow aren't making the company's survival any easier.

    • Rebuilding Growth Jun 1, 2003

      The Caribbean is battling a particularly difficult global environment. Economies throughout the region face serious challenges, although oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago is in better shape than most.

    • Sovereign Report Jun 1, 2003

    • The Costs of a Neo-Populist Experiment Jun 1, 2003

      One of the most remarkable features of Argentina's debt debacle is the government's attempt to shift the burden of adjustment away from the domestic economy, transferring wealth from creditors to debtors, and from future generations to current ones. Guillermo Mondino says the long-term consequences of such a strategy are serious and warns other countries to take heed.

      • All CACked Up With Nowhere to Go Mar 1, 2003

      • Back to First Principles Mar 1, 2003

        Rebuilidng Brazil's capital markets requires a good dose of public confidence. But that can only be achieved with a stable economy, plus more modest inflation and interest rates.

      • Lean, Mean Banking Machine Mar 1, 2003

        Banco do Brasil, the state-owned bank, is in top form and higly profitable. Now, under new management, Brazil's biggest bank needs to convince the markets that it still means business.

      • Mummies, Swaps and Mortgages Mar 1, 2003

        Mexico's capital markets are flourishing in a low interest rate environment and enlightened regulation as reforms in the 1990s start paying off. There is room for nearly everybody in the market.

      • On Top Once Again Mar 1, 2003

        After seeing many of the international banks quit Brazil, locally owned banks are firmly back in command of South America's biggest financial services market.

      • Rock Steady Mar 1, 2003

        Nicolás Eyzaguirre, Chile's finance minister, is a gifted amateur musician and a seriously orthodox economist. He also is living proof that a socialist can make free market economics work.

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