Panama's free trade zone is a success, but it needs to invest more to improve infrastructure and security. Nobody is sure where the money will come from.
Although more Panamanian companies are eyeing local capital markets for financing, foreign issuers still dominate the landscape.
Panama City gained prominence as Latin America's premier offshore banking center, but it's not the only game in town anymore.
For 91 years, the Panama Canal has virtually defined the country. Now a debate is underway over a $10 billion plan to widen the waterway so it can take bigger ships.
Wal-Mart de México boosted profits by...
Brazil will need to invest more if it is to continue growing.
Unfortunately, financing for industry is both expensive and in short
Stability in the global market and rave reviews for Brazil's president have bolstered economic success – and created a momentous opportunity to enact fundamental reforms.
Last year's hurricanes spotlighted the Caribbean's vulnerability. How will this year treat the region?
Panama turned to the international markets to pre-finance spending for 2005. But when it's time to raise more money, it will stay closer to home.
Enrique García has turned the Andean Development Corp. from an obscure, second-string entity into the best-run development agency in Latin America.
Panama wants to double its tourism industry revenues in five years. Better organization will be needed to make that plan attainable.
Although Panama is tantalizingly close to attaining investment-grade status, an upgrade may elude the country for some time yet.
Canada's Scotiabank is demanding $600 million...
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Jun 4 - 5, 2013 | The Westin, Lima, Peru
Explicitly designed to connect the international investment community and leaders from the Andean...
Jul 16 - 17, 2013 | Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia
An in depth look at the rapidly evolving state of the Latin America Australia investment...
Sep 10 - 11, 2013 | Westin Beijing Chaoyang, Beijing, China
LA-CIF is the leading event connecting Latin America and China. Through an invitation-only,...
Sep 13, 2013 | Shilla Hotel, Seoul, Korea
LA-KIF will examine the rapidly evolving LatAm-Korea investment relationship, the pace & direction...
How busy will LatAm global-local currency debt issuance be this year?
More than 1 deal/month
1-2 deals all year
At a fundamental level, the issue is how to generate healthy returns in the medium to long term. Policy holders can see their fund go down over the course of a week or a month, but what we really should be looking at is returns over 20 or 30 years.
Daniel Schydlowsky, Peru’s banking, insurance and private pension fund regulator
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