November / December 2012

Exclusive: Videgaray Spells out Reform Agenda


In his first interview with any international or domestic print media since taking office, Mexico’s new finance minister Luis Videgaray tells LatinFinance why he is confi...

Argentina Banking Sector: Walk the line

Argentina Bonds

Argentine banks have so far shrugged off the ill effects of increasing government heavy-handedness. How they withstand a darkening economic climate remains to be seen

Argentina Best Bank: Banco Santander Río

Bonds Structured Finance Argentina

Asia-Latin America: Damaged goods

Asia Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin America has become ever more dependent on commodities exports to Asia – some fear at the expense of boosting the productivity of its own domestic industries

Asia-Latin America: Red herring?

Asia Bonds

Latin America’s trade with China is booming. Yet the relationship between the two regions is a work in progress – as are moves to raise debt in renminbi

Bank of the Year & Best Bank Brazil: Bradesco

Bonds Structured Finance Brazil

With the environment for Brazil's big banks getting ever trickier, Bradesco's diversification and defensive nature leave it well placed to deal with government meddling a...

Bank of the Year 2012: Rates of change

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin banks have come a long way – and today, the contrast with Western lenders could hardly be more stark

Banks of the Year 2012: Credit where it’s due

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin America's banks have much to celebrate this year

Banks of the Year 2012: Rates of change

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin banks have come a long way – and today, the contrast with Western lenders could hardly be more stark

Best Multilateral: Inter-American Development Bank

Best Regional Strategy: Santander

Bolivia Best Bank: Banco Mercantil Santa Cruz

Bonds Structured Finance Bolivia

Brazil Best Investment Bank: Itaú BBA

Brazil infrastructure: Easy does it


Lower interest rates are seen as the key to spurring much-needed private investment in Brazil’s infrastructure. But the shadow of inflation still hangs over Brasilia’s am...

Brazil infrastructure: Redemption road

Brazil Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazil's bold infrastructure push has been heralded as a game changer. Investors, however, may balk at low yields and risks that remain hard to evaluate

Chile Best Bank: Banco de Chile

Bonds Structured Finance Chile

Chile Best Investment Bank: Banchile-Citi

Colombia Best Bank: Banco Davivienda

Bonds Structured Finance Colombia

Colombia Best Investment Bank: Bancolombia

Costa Rica Best Bank: Banco de Costa Rica

Bonds Structured Finance Costa Rica

Debt: On the record

Dominican Republic Best Bank: Banco Popular Dominicano

Ecuador Best Bank: Banco Pichincha

Bonds Structured Finance Ecuador

El Salvador Best Bank: Banco Agrícola

Equity: Mexico’s moment in the sun

Front Notes: A delicate balance

Guatemala Best Bank: Banco de Desarollo Rural (Banrural)

Bonds Structured Finance Guatemala

Jamaica Best Bank: National Commercial Bank

Bonds Structured Finance Jamaica

Latin banking: Strength in numbers

Bonds Structured Finance

In the wake of a landmark investor survey of Latin America’s banking sector, LatinFinance takes stock of a range of views of investment professionals weighing up the meri...

M&A: Shopping in Colombia

Mexico Best Bank: Banorte

Bonds Structured Finance Mexico

Mexico Best Investment Bank: Banamex

Panama Best Bank: Banco General

Parting shot: Brave new world


Brazil is finally poised for a ‘massive wave’ of project financing, argues Luciano Coutinho, president of the country’s development bank, BNDES

People: Codelco finds CFO

Peru Best Bank: BBVA Continental

Bonds Structured Finance Peru

Trinidad & Tobago Best Bank: Republic Bank

Uruguay Best Bank: Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay

Bonds Structured Finance Uruguay

Venezuela Best Bank: BBVA Provincial

Bonds Structured Finance Venezuela