Archive

July / August 2012

BRAZILIAN BANKING: End of the golden age

Bonds Structured Finance Brazil

The outlook for Brazilian banks and their shareholders has darkened. Crude government measures to stimulate credit look dangerous while the consumer story is starting to ...

CORPORATE BANKRUPTCY: Down by law

Mexico Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

A tough ruling on Mexican glassmaker Vitro’s bankruptcy appeal has triggered heated debate in financial markets – not least for its far reaching implications

CORPORATE PERFORMANCE RANKING: Top of the crop

Equity

LatinFinance’s first Corporate Performance Ranking highlights the diversity and strength of some of the best companies in the region on equity-based performance

DEBT: Lonely are the brave

Bonds

EQUITY: Sign of the times

Equity

FRONT NOTES: The big switch

Brazil Mexico

HEALTHCARE: The right medicine

Brazil Chile Mexico

Latin America’s rapidly consolidating healthcare sector is poised to continue growing as the population ages and gets wealthier

M&A: América Móvil moves on Europe

M&A

MEXICO: Heat of the moment

Mexico Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Rebounding growth and the promise of reform have turned many bullish on Mexico’s prospects – not least relative to Brazil’s. Separating hype from reality has scarcely bee...

PANAMA: Boom town blues

Panama Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Economic growth in double digits, ambitious infrastructure and mining plans as well as a real estate boom. Yet despite vast public investment, the government’s popularity...

PEOPLE: Shuffling the decks

Mexico People

RETAIL: Survival of the fittest

Chile

The sky is the limit for Chile’s big retailers. But smaller companies seeking funds face a tougher time following a scandal last year that has brought extra scrutiny to t...

STRUCTURED FINANCE: Going steady

Bonds Structured Finance

Once shunned as the scourge of global financial markets, structured finance continues its comeback in Latin America – so long as the external environment permits