Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
Uruguay was able to avoid default earlier this year, but whether it simply prolonged the inevitable or truly preserved its good name remain to be seen.
Economy & Policy
Bonds Structured Finance
An ill-starred diversification plan at Bladex put it in the cross hairs of Argentina's collapse. But today the trade finance bank is recapitalized and focusing on traditi...
Wildly expensive credit persists in Brazil. The country's banks need to lower their costs to narrow spreads and expand vitally needed lending.
Mexico's finance secretary has firmly managed Mexico's accounts, even paying off the last of the country's Brady bonds. Economic stability and low inflation now are hallm...
Brazil has tightened control over financial transactions with a series of regulations that apply to a range of activities and market participants.
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has steered Brazil away from the brink of collapse. But jobs remain scarce, poverty is pervasive and investors are few.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has starved companies of
dollars. But a recent bond exchange gives them access to foreign exchange by financing the government.
Idealistic hopes for better corporate governance standards in Latin America are just that.With a few exceptions, minority investors in the region remain mostly second-cla...
Ensuring that Brazilians have an adequate supply of electricity is one of the government's major challenges. But outside investment remains limited.
Argentina is close to a three year agreement with the International Monetary Fund that would open the way for a
deal with creditors owed $64 billion.What kind of deal sh...
Uruguay's banking system crumbled after Argentines yanked their money out.The financial authorities are left with little to fix.
Latin America's top sovereign bond issuers tell us which investment banks they like the most - and the ones they like the least.
Anne Krueger, the IMF's second in command, is a hardline
defender of orthodoxy. That may be too much for Latin
American leaders who are more interested in returning
José Antonio Fernández brought operational soundness and financial health to Femsa and its Coca-Cola subsidiary. The company now is Latin America's most formidable bever...
Brazil has wallowed in an economic malaise for nearly 20 years. Lula's economic team must deliver a high-voltage
shock to turn things around.
Brazil's telecom operators both big and small have clashed with regulators as the post-privatization landscape continues to evolve.
Lula has put the brakes on a social security system run wild. The benefits of pension reform are small, but they will at least head off a payments crisis.
After a year in office, President Alvaro Uribe has unleashed a whirlwind of change in a country that has endured a decade of policy drift and indecision.
Latin American sovereign bond issuers want their investment banks to issue bullish research reports.With objectivity in question, the value of sell-side research is at is...
Lending is finally on the rise in after years of stagnation. Banks hope to begin to recover from the setbacks of the last five years.
A $1.33 billion debt exchange retired Brazil's expensive Brady bonds. But the deal miffed some investors who thought they would be able to cash in their benchmark C-bonds...
A post-Castro Cuba is an opportunity for the United States to fill a void for people living in an economic limbo.
Washington should emphasize freer communication now
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