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  • Scotiabank Sud Americano Pumps Up The Volume Feb 2, 2007

    Scotiabank Sud Americano, the Chilean subsidiary...

  • Canal Alternatives Feb 1, 2007

    As Panama plans a massive canal expansion, neighboring countries are offering alternatives for shipping companies crossing the isthmus.

  • CVRD Confirms New Execs At Inco Feb 1, 2007

    Brazil's Companhia Vale do Rio Doce...

  • Mexican Derivatives See Boost Feb 1, 2007

    Mexico's financial markets are still in diapers when it comes to sophisticated derivatives. However, new legislation passed in January could hasten their development.

  • Thinking Outside the Glass Feb 1, 2007

    Vitro won itself an upgrade with a clever bond issue, the biggest in more than 10 years from a high yield credit. The Mexican glass producer is freed from the yoke of refinancing.

  • Colombian Bolsa Clears Way For IPOs Feb 2, 2007

    Colombia's stock exchange has approved initial...

  • Brazil Salaries Overtake New York Feb 1, 2007

    The push for local markets business is putting upwards pressure on salaries. In Brazil, some bankers are already earning more than in New York.

  • Credit Fuels Bank Boom Feb 1, 2007

    Confidence in Brazil's economic rise is driving a banking rally. Rate cuts are helping consumer borrowing, but there is a need for greater transparency.

  • Gulliver's Travels Feb 1, 2007

    After building a formidable reputation in Asia, HSBC's global investment banking head Stuart Gulliver aims to replicate his success in Latin America.

  • Opportunity Knocks Feb 1, 2007

    Private equity funds are returning to Mexico, convinced that a stable economy, low interest rates and fast-growing population provide opportunity to make money.

  • Transelec Pulls In Kuhlmann Feb 2, 2007

    Chilean electricity company Nueva Transelec has...

  • Colombia Rising Feb 1, 2007

    With a tough line on security, investor confidence has returned to Colombia. The country boasts staggering economic growth, but risks remain.

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  • Microfinance is Big Business Feb 1, 2007

    The Mexican banking sector is rapidly opening up to new entrants who are chasing burgeoning consumer and microfinance opportunities.

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