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  • André Esteves: The Humble Billionaire Apr 1, 2011

    André Esteves is deploying simple concepts and hard work to take BTG Pactual global. He inspires a new generation of homegrown financial entrepreneurs.

  • Aeromexico Defines IPO Apr 1, 2011

    Aeromexico aims to raise around MXP3.1bn...

  • Vale Holders Aim to Replace Angelli Apr 3, 2011

    Valepar, the controlling shareholder of Vale,...

  • Chilean DCM Overcomes Intervention Apr 1, 2011

    Despite central bank intervention that pushed local rates higher, Chile’s local corporate debt market should remain active. Bankers expect similar volume to 2010.

  • COMMENT: Head in the Sand Apr 1, 2011

    There’s a war going on in the second biggest LatAm economy, but no one in its capital seems particularly bothered.

  • Citi Gets Brazil CIB Head Apr 1, 2011

    Citi has appointed Andre Kok as head of Brazil CIB, according to São Paulo-based sources.

  • Oops, They Did it Again Apr 1, 2011

    A hearty new equity issuance pipeline is building in LatAm, though, as at the beginning of 2010, friction between buyers and sellers threatened to poison the punch.

  • Junk Volume Jumps Apr 1, 2011

    DCM got off to a fast start in 2011, with investors appearing to get their wish for more diverse and higher yielding offers.

  • Asian Investors Raise the Stakes Apr 1, 2011

    Asian wealth managers are looking to raise equity exposure while diversifying bond investment in LatAm. The opportunities will continue to grow alongside trade.

  • Funding the Brazil Oil Supply Chain Apr 1, 2011

    With huge infrastructure needs in the next few years, Brazilian issuers are innovating to fund participants in the oil supply chains and other infrastructure channels.

  • Brazil Local DCM: One Step Forward Apr 1, 2011

    Brazil is finally doing something about its unsophisticated and illiquid corporate debt market, targeting foreign investor participation. But the buyside wants more.

  • Brazilian Equity: Trouble Again? Apr 1, 2011

    Fund outflows and investor resistance have hurt this year’s equity pipeline, which hurts small and mid-cap issuers. The buyside remains optimistic, particularly on the consumer sector.

  • Revamping Brazilian Airports Apr 1, 2011

    With one eye on the 2014 World Cup and the other on Congress, the new president is hatching a master plan to renovate Brazil’s overcrowded, overburdened and trouble-ridden airport system.

  • Rebranding Mexican Mortgages Apr 1, 2011

    Mexican mortgages face an image problem after a rough few years. Getting the sector functioning again is essential to attracting sufficient funds to tackle a looming crisis.

  • M&A Sees More For Less Apr 1, 2011

    In the year through February 23, a total of 212 M&A deals worth $18.7 billion was reported, according to Dealogic.

  • Mexican Economy in Sweet Spot Apr 1, 2011

    Mexico’s macroeconomic environment is in good shape, but reforms are required to draw further investment. The drug war weighs on GDP expansion.

  • Peru Project Finance: Make it Rain Apr 1, 2011

    Odebrecht is using an auction structure to bring private-public financing to a Peruvian infrastructure project. The financing format may be used elsewhere in LatAm.

  • Argentina Agribusiness: Feed the World Apr 1, 2011

    Demand for agricultural commodities is rising fast, propelling Argentine producers. However, they require significant investment to fully tap the country’s potential.

  • Market Likes Televisa Buy Apr 3, 2011

    Market observers responded positively to Televisa’s...

  • LatAm Finance Ministers Face New Challenge Apr 1, 2011

    Praised for a speedy earthquake response, Chile again leads the LatAm finance ministry pack. Capital controls hurt Brazil, while Argentina finally draws some praise.

  • Peru Cement Industry Booms Apr 1, 2011

    Peru’s solid economic performance puts pressure on both government and private sector to ramp up infrastructure projects to keep the boom going. Building material demand is surging.

  • Colombia Floods Focus Infrastructure Agenda Apr 1, 2011

    Devastating floods that have wreaked havoc on Colombia’s roads and highways are forcing a rethink in government. This could boost the infrastructure investment climate.

  • Pemex: Paying Up For Production Apr 1, 2011

    Pemex has been making changes to try and resuscitate oil output. They may not be enough to fully exploit Mexico’s potentially huge untapped resources.

  • Brazil Private Equity: European Firms Enter Apr 1, 2011

    Apax Partners last year announced its first deal in Brazil and is actively building a pipeline in LatAm. More European private equity firms are following its lead.

  • Supervielle Moves for IPO Apr 3, 2011

    Grupo Supervielle, the parent of Argentina’s...

  • Chilean Retail Comes Off Boil Apr 1, 2011

    Chilean retailers have unveiled aggressive expansion plans for 2011. Bottom line growth and stock performance are not expected to hit last year’s heady pace.

  • Central America-China: Seeing Red Apr 1, 2011

    The financial benefits to Costa Rica of diplomatic ties with China may spur others in Central America to follow. Those recognizing Taiwan still get Chinese energy dollars.

  • Argentine Assets: Shiny on the Outside Apr 1, 2011

    Spread compression and an acquisition boom would suggest Argentina is emerging from a decade-long slump. Markets may be poised to correct since little has changed.

  • Banco de Chile Raises $180m Apr 1, 2011

    Banco de Chile has priced a...

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