Countries/Regions

  • Caribbean Dreams Sep 1, 2005

    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.

  • Endesa Reveals Chile Plans Sep 1, 2005

    Spanish power company Endesa plans to...

  • Looking Beyond the Horizon Sep 1, 2005

    Vast oil wealth has made Trinidad & Tobago the Caribbean's financial center, but limited opportunities at home are driving banks offshore.

  • Slaughtering the Sacred Cow Sep 1, 2005

    Mexico's national oil company loses money hand over fist and is leveraged to the hilt. It needs major reform urgently.

    • Repsol YPF Starts Expansion Aug 31, 2005

      Spanish-Argentine energy giant Repsol YPF will...

      • 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.

        • Katrina's Damage Sinks In Aug 31, 2005

          The price of crude oil rose...

          • 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.

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