Countries/Regions

  • Drogarias Sao Paulo, Pacheco to Merge Aug 31, 2011

    The consolidation in Brazil’s drug store...

    • 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...

      • EI Moves into Colombia Aug 31, 2011

        Equity International (EI), the investment vehicle...

      • Chiloe Sees Oct-Nov IPO Aug 31, 2011

        Cultivos Marinos Chiloe, seen as among...

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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

        • Upside Potential Sep 1, 2011

          Venezuela’s presidential elections are still more than a year away. But the possibility of regime change is already moving spreads. Are investors blind to the underlying risks?

          • Banco do Brasil Sends out RFPs Aug 31, 2011

            Banco do Brasil has sent out...

            • 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?

            • 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.

            • 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.

            • 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?



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