Countries/Regions

  • Going Global with Peso Paper Dec 1, 2002

    Bancomext, the Mexican government's export-import bank, set a new benchmark in November when it issued the first peso issue that can be traded by international investors.

  • Itaú Gains Two Kinds of Capital Dec 1, 2002

    By buying local competitor BBA Creditanstalt, Brazil's second-largest private sector bank substantially grows its assets and gains the talent inside a well-run wholesale franchise.

  • Keeping the Faith Dec 1, 2002

    The international financial markets have warmed to Brazilian President-elect Lula's statement-like pronouncements. But he must impose unpopular austerity measures to keep investors satisfied.

  • Making Markets Work Dec 1, 2002

    Trinidad and Tobago?s embryonic capital markets could get a much-needed boost, now that the country?s 11-month political stalemate is over.

  • MarketWatch Dec 1, 2002

  • Mexico's Starving Cash Cow Dec 1, 2002

    Pemex, Mexico's national energy company, earns billions of dollars a year. But that prodigious wealth is vanishing because the government has failed to feed its exploration budget.

  • People Dec 1, 2002

  • Playing for High Stakes Dec 1, 2002

    Argentina's financial crisis has affected the region's markets far more deeply than many expected. It has changed the way investors and banks approach risk in Latin America.

  • Quenching Corporate Thirst Dec 1, 2002

    A 123-year-old Peruvian brewer has become the prize in a fight to dominate the region's beer market. The battle involves some of South America's most powerful families.

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