Brazil will need to invest more if it is to continue growing.
Unfortunately, financing for industry is both expensive and in short
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.
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.
Canada's Scotiabank is demanding $600 million...
Although more Panamanian companies are eyeing local capital markets for financing, foreign issuers still dominate the landscape.
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.
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.
Last year's hurricanes spotlighted the Caribbean's vulnerability. How will this year treat the region?
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.
Panama City gained prominence as Latin America's premier offshore banking center, but it's not the only game in town anymore.
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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
We are entering a new era where we can't count on high commodity prices to sustain growth
Robert Rennhack, IMF
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