Brazilian businesses complain about banks' high lending rates and record profits. But banks say their reward should be commensurate with the risks they are taking.
Soaring oil and gas prices are pounding Caribbean economies. But Trinidad & Tobago, the region's largest producer of gas and oil, is flying high.
Mexico's financial markets are growing, and experts say not even the run-up to next year's presidential election will disrupt confidence.
The Caribbean is selling itself to sports fans, starting with cricket. Governments are already spending millions to prepare for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Royal Dutch/Shell will invest $200 million...
Chile's central bank said inflation will...
With the bottom falling out of agricultural markets, Caribbean governments are now being forced to diversify their economies and get serious about economic integration.
A decade after the Tequila Crisis, Mexico's banks are lending again and the capital markets are blossoming. Future development will depend on next year's elections.
Colombia's Santo Domingo Group became a player in the global beer market by trading Bavaria for a stake in SABMiller. Bavaria's minority holders got a sweet deal too.
José Sérgio Gabrielli, the new president of Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, says what will remain the same and what will change under his command.
China revalued its currency, the renminbi, in July. Joydeep Mukherji, director at Standard & Poor's, explains its long-term effect on Latin America.
LatinFinance has compiled its second annual ranking of the 50 most powerful and influential people in Latin America and the Caribbean, spanning business, politics, government, academia and even pop culture.
The past two years have seen two presidents run out of office in Bolivia. Will next year bring the overthrow of another?
Mexican companies talk a good game, but in most sectors only two or three companies still dominate their business. But Mexico is revitalizing its anti-trust efforts.
Venezuela's Petrocaribe aims to help the Caribbean cope with rising oil prices. But with payments deferrable for 25 years, someone's going to be left holding the bag.
Spanish power company Endesa plans to...
Vast oil wealth has made Trinidad & Tobago the Caribbean's financial center, but limited opportunities at home are driving banks offshore.
Mexico's national oil company loses money hand over fist and is leveraged to the hilt. It needs major reform urgently.
Spanish-Argentine energy giant Repsol YPF will...
Brazil's economy expanded an unexpectedly robust...
Brazilian lawmakers overrode President Luiz Inacio...
Wall Street's bulge-bracket firms stampeded out of Brazil three years ago. Now they are fighting to get back into the game again.
Brazil had a fourth-straight month of...
Mexico's Carlos Slim is locked in a spending war with Spain's Telefónica to dominate Latin American telecommunications. Will the winner take all?
Brazil's equity and bond markets are recovering at an impressive rate, but growth can't continue much longer without some serious reforms.
Trans-Pacific trade has overwhelmed US ports. Shippers looking for alternative routes to the US market are beginning to look at Mexico.
The price of crude oil rose...
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Mar 4 - 5, 2015 | Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
The 2015 Caribbean Investment & Finance Forum will place regional public and private sector leaders...
Mar 18, 2015 | Hyatt Regency, Mexico D.F, Mexico
Mexico’s prudent economic management and highly liquid and sophisticated local capital markets have...
Mar 27, 2015 | The Westin Chosun Busan, South Korea
An interactive breakfast discussion, with the region’s most important sovereign borrowers, will...
Apr 16, 2015 | Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 is an important year for Brazil. In the rear-view: the 2014 World Cup and Presidential...
Jun 10 - 11, 2015 | W Hotel, Santiago, Chile
Returning to Chile for its ninth edition. The region’s best attended capital markets event gathers...
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
"[While] it’s good to build more infrastructure and increase investment, you have to be conscious about the macro effects of too big an increase in domestic demand, including of course public expenditure."
Julio Velarde, Peru central bank
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