Countries/Regions

  • Brazil's Big Oilman Sep 1, 2005

    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's Call Sep 1, 2005

    China revalued its currency, the renminbi, in July. Joydeep Mukherji, director at Standard & Poor's, explains its long-term effect on Latin America.

  • Kings and Queens Sep 1, 2005

    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.

  • On the Edge of the Abyss Sep 1, 2005

    The past two years have seen two presidents run out of office in Bolivia. Will next year bring the overthrow of another?

  • Taking on the Barons Sep 1, 2005

    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.

  • Cashing In Sep 1, 2005

    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.

  • Heading Downstream Sep 1, 2005

    Soaring oil and gas prices are pounding Caribbean economies. But Trinidad & Tobago, the region's largest producer of gas and oil, is flying high.

  • Market Development Sep 1, 2005

    Mexico's financial markets are growing, and experts say not even the run-up to next year's presidential election will disrupt confidence.

  • Sun, Sand and Sports Sep 1, 2005

    The Caribbean is selling itself to sports fans, starting with cricket. Governments are already spending millions to prepare for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

    • Shell Invests in Brazil Aug 31, 2005

      Royal Dutch/Shell will invest $200 million...

      • Capital Intensive Sep 1, 2005

        Mexico's Carlos Slim is locked in a spending war with Spain's Telefónica to dominate Latin American telecommunications. Will the winner take all?

      • Domestic Bliss Sep 1, 2005

        Brazil's equity and bond markets are recovering at an impressive rate, but growth can't continue much longer without some serious reforms.

      • Lonely Lula Sep 1, 2005

      • Shipping Out Sep 1, 2005

        Trans-Pacific trade has overwhelmed US ports. Shippers looking for alternative routes to the US market are beginning to look at Mexico.

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