Our fourth annual survey of ethics and sustainability at LatAm’s leading banks highlights continued improvement and a fierce battle for leadership. Mexican banks are also stepping up.
It has taken 160 years, but the waiting may finally be over for Bolivia’s massive Mutún deposit. Many remain skeptical that the iron ore will ever see the light of day.
Citing the country’s macro stability, improved...
Private equity firm Advent International is...
The Brazil bull run is in danger of being derailed by inflation, an over-valued currency and choppy commodities. But a bloodbath is not expected.
Mexico faces challenges to involving the private sector in infrastructure. After success at the federal level, now comes the task of attracting bidders to state and muni projects.
The Caribbean struggles to reach critical mass to attract investors as insularities among members persist. The world economic downturn erodes tourism, an economic pillar for the region.
Brazil’s Sabesp plans to sell BRL300m...
Former Chilean finance minister Nicolas Eyzaguirre...
After all the hot air about desperate need for investment, Brazil has failed to deliver on many infrastructure promises. Borrowers and potential investors are meanwhile stacking up.
The Caribbean needs to find ways to break a dependency on oil as a means to fuelling growth. Ethanol and biofuels could be an alternative.
Santander’s Brazilian unit Banespa has sold...
Shareholders of Mexican microfinancier Banco Compartamos...
After a successful decade leading Mexico’s central bank, the global financial crisis is the toughest test yet for Guillermo Ortiz. The central banker has harsh words for the Bolsa.
Colombia is targeting expansion in biofuels, spurred by an improved business and security environment. Significant investment is urgently needed.
Geracao Paranapanema plans to begin a...
Chilean shopping mall developer Parque Arauco...
Brazil’s structured market has not been fully poisoned by
sub-prime. It will likely expand slightly this year, but strong growth is unlikely as locals have plenty of high-yield options.
Peru is in the midst of sweeping agricultural reform. Unlike the first round four decades ago, which distributed land to peasants, the state is now actively targeting investors.
As financing for energy flows, projects in infrastructure in the Caribbean lack resources, partly due to small size. However, some jumbo deals are getting through.
Mexico’s government opened bidding yesterday for...
Brazil’s treasury has revised its 2008...
Think shipping tycoons and Europeans spring to mind. But a Venezuelan has swiftly and discreetly forged an empire and is poised to become LatAm’s very own Onassis.
After years of solid growth, the Mexican local markets have hit a wall. Demand and supply of capital are rising steadily, but the flow is not being intermediated.
Peru’s private pension funds are growing as fast as the country’s roaring economy. A dearth of investment opportunity holds them back and new products and regulatory change are needed.
Argentina's government repurchased a tiny ARS9.8m...
Citing the deterioration of the business...
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June 1-2, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan
Bringing together business leaders, institutional investors, advisors, financiers and government officials from Japan and Latin America ... more
September 13-14, 2016 | Lima, Peru
The region’s largest financial markets forum, it will convene: CEOs, CFOs and treasurers ... more
September 22-23, 2016 | Monterrey, Mexico
The Infrastructure and Sub-Sovereign Finance in Mexico Summit remains the only seminar in Mexico which brings both state ... more
September 28-29, 2016 | New York, USA
The market for structured finance in Latin America is once again at the forefront as the buy-side ... more
October 11-12, 2016 | Beijing, China
LACIF is the pre-eminent business meeting connecting Latin America and China. This unique ... more
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