Archive

June 2001

A Debt to the Local Markets

When international investors shun Latin borrowers these days, they can find support locally. Pockets of activity in local debentures and increasingly sophisticated struct...

An Online Launching Pad

Latin American banks are hoping that by mediating all sorts of online transactions, they can build their customer base and the profits they generate with traditional serv...

Business & Banking

Mexico

Citigroup’s Latin Platform

Mexico

The purchase of one of Mexico's most successful banks has transformed Citigroup into the largest private sector financial institution in Latin America with $49 billion as...

Ecuador Pushes its Trade Lines to the Brink

The country could soon lose its remaining trade lines if talks with international bankers break down. The banks are down to their last card in a bitter game of poker.

Leading the Emerging Markets Charge

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Victor Menezes, CEO and chairman of Citibank, is overseeing the bank's expansion in fast-growing regions. He began his Latin American career in the '80s and knows the reg...

MarketWatch

Brazil

Mexico is a Latin American Country

M&A

Overcoming the Currency Deterrent

Brazil

A Brazilian bond issue that protects investors from currency devaluation - a big problem in the capital-starved Brazilian energy sector - is a strong test case for future...

People

Argentina

Preparing for the Worst

Kidnapping has become a growth industry for gangsters and guerillas in Latin America, which is why insuring against ransom payments is also growing exponentially.

Queens of the Curve

Brazil

The principal Latin sovereigns are issuing less debt and using greater finesse to manage their yield curves. Can Argentina match the groing talent of Brazil and Mexico?

Shedding Its Burden

Argentina

Argentina's $20 billion debt exchange will give the country time to put its fiscal house in order. But the swap won't address the challenge of reviving long-term economic...

Sovereign Report

Mexico

Watching, But Not Waiting

Argentina

Latin debt issuers and their bankers are looking for a definitive resolution to Argentina's financial straits. but they are still continuing to put bonds into the market ...