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  • Scotia Seals Chile Bank Deal Sep 4, 2007

    As expected, following exclusive talks on...

  • Chilean Banks Move up the Ranks Sep 1, 2007

    Our third annual survey of ethics and sustainability at Latin America's leading banks has been expanded significantly and shows Chile's financial institutions gaining on Brazil's.

  • Malaise Turns Tonic for Brazil Sep 1, 2007

    Brazil's surging currency makes foreign products so cheap they are flooding the country. This keeps a lid on prices, drives rates down and makes inflation-linked bonds more attractive.

  • Striving for Critical Mass Sep 1, 2007

    As stock markets around the world consolidate, the relatively miniscule Caribbean bolsas are trying to link up. The three biggest hope to pave the way to full regional integration.

  • Cablestar Bags Bestel Assets in Mexico Sep 4, 2007

    Mexico's Cablestar is taking a majority...

  • WestLB Names Rabieh Brazil Manager Sep 4, 2007

    WestLB's Therese Rabieh, head of the...

  • Colombia Builds Road to the Sun Sep 1, 2007

    With the IFC's help, Colombia is drawing up its own blueprint for infrastructure finance. Local investors are rubbing their hands as the government seeks a replicable model.

  • NGC Sees Downstream Opportunity Sep 1, 2007

    Trinidad and Tobago's National Gas Company is developing new markets and predicts growth in pipeline projects. It is not planning to raise any new funds this year.

  • Transferring Power Sep 1, 2007

    Colombia has raised close to $6 billion in the past 18 months by selling state-owned assets. Proceeds have retired debt and there is more for sale in the power sector.

  • Pemex Platform Financing Coming Sep 4, 2007

    Grupo R, a Mexican concessions operator,...

  • Challenges Accumulate Sep 1, 2007

    The next Jamaican prime minister faces significant challenges, including too much debt, rising unemployment and a crime wave.

  • Infrastructure Crisis Looms Sep 1, 2007

    Brazil's decaying infrastructure threatens its booming economy. But investors are only getting a half-hearted welcome to help renovate it.

  • Split Personality Sep 1, 2007

    Peru and Colombia are the darlings of bankers and investors, while Venezuela and Ecuador continue to distance themselves from the markets.

    • Brazil Economy in Good Shape, Says Moody's Aug 31, 2007

      The Brazilian economy is in strong...

      • ICA Planning Equity Issue for up to $550m Sep 4, 2007

        Mexican engineering and construction firm Empresas...

      • ABS Seen Hitting a Bump Sep 1, 2007

        Brazil's fast-growing market for securitization looks set to hit a road bump in coming months. But a slowdown is likely to prove short-lived.

      • Debt Sep 1, 2007

      • Pension Fund Revolution Sep 1, 2007

        Decisions taken in 2007 will greatly alter Mexico's pension funds industry, boosting private funds' ability to take risk and creating a new state fund to compete with them.

      • Veering off Course Sep 1, 2007

        Argentina's next president needs to grab the economic bull by the horns to lure international investors. Macro problems are multiplying.

      • Mexico's OMA Launches Mini Share Buyback Sep 4, 2007

        Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA),...

      • Cautious Optimism Sep 1, 2007

        Growth forecasts are bullish for the Caribbean, where overspending on sports is countered by tourism and construction investment. However, crime is still an issue.

      • Future Hinges on Politics Sep 1, 2007

        Future Hinges on Uncertain Politics Mexico's President Calderón must defeat the very forces that swept him into office – the business community – to solidify his administration and spur an economy that struggles to grow by 3%.

      • Resolve Yields Results Sep 1, 2007

        Henrique Meirelles resisted pressure for more dovish policy to achieve the most stable macro environment seen in Brazil for over a decade.

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