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  • End of an Era? Sep 1, 2011

    Brazil’s economy has had a good run, but analysts are readying themselves for tougher times ahead. Can the government and monetary authorities make a difference?

    • Pemex Ups Stake in Repsol Aug 31, 2011

      Pemex plans to raise its position...

    • Chiloe Sees Oct-Nov IPO Aug 31, 2011

      Cultivos Marinos Chiloe, seen as among...

    • Banks Suggest Lower Price for UOL Offer Aug 31, 2011

      Advisors to Brazil’s Folhapar should offer...

      • Crossing the Line Sep 1, 2011

        BNDES has made a habit of supporting consolidation to create national champions. But was its attempt to wade into the fight between Carrefour and Casino a miscalculation?

        • Moody’s Takes KOF to A2 Aug 31, 2011

          Moody’s upgraded Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) to...

          • New Horizons Sep 1, 2011

            The pipeline for Colombian corporate bond and equity transactions is swelling as issuers look to take advantage of the sovereign’s new investment-grade status.

          • JPM Beefs Up DCM Sep 1, 2011

            • Peru Gets Lift From S&P Aug 31, 2011

              Peru’s credit quality continues to improve...

              • Overblown Bubbles Sep 1, 2011

                Fears of a credit bubble in Brazil may be overblown. Loan growth remains robust but it is slowing as central bank measures kick in.

              • Restricted Success? Sep 1, 2011

                Brazilian local bond volumes are soaring as issuers swarm to file rule 476 offerings that make deals easier and faster for listed and non-registered issuers alike.

              • Running for Cover Sep 1, 2011

                Mexico’s Congress looks set to pass covered bond legislation. The move will create a whole new asset class for the local market and may rejuvenate mortgage funding.

              • Something Real Sep 1, 2011

                Reasons to buy global real-denominated bonds abound, but will risk aversion scare foreign investors away from this asset class? Yields may be too tempting to resist.

              • Safe-Haven Status Sep 1, 2011

                Mexico’s sovereign local currency debt has never been more popular, but this has done little to help further develop the local corporate debt markets.

              • Tough Talk Sep 1, 2011

                Trinidad’s tough-talking energy minister is powering change in the vital energy sector. Can he bolster production levels and help the sluggish economy?

              • Shifting Gears Sep 1, 2011

                Rising sales figures in Mexico’s automotive industry are drawing new investment in production while one of the country’s largest parts manufacturers is readying its own growth spurt.

              • The Swiss Option Sep 1, 2011

                The Swiss-franc market has become a popular destination for LatAm blue-chips. But volumes may depend on investors’ willingness to venture into junk territory.

              • Taming the Beast Sep 1, 2011

                With inflation the main challenge, several banks drew positive reviews for their efforts in the past year, with Colombia narrowly leading the way. However, Brazil continues to frustrate markets



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