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Fundamentals shield Mexico: Carstens

Mexico is well positioned to withstand volatility, central bank governor Agustín Carstens says

EBX default ‘no problem’ for Brazil banks: Setúbal

Brazil Bonds

Growing problems at the Eike Batista empire won’t hurt Brazil’s banking sector, even in the case of a default, Itaú’s chief tells LatinFinance

El Erian sees EM bargains as outflows continue

The EM selloff has led to buying opportunities across the asset class, Pimco's CEO says

Deals possible again in higher rate environment: OOG CEO

Climbing rates won’t stop bond deals, says Odebrecht Oil and Gas CEO Roberto Ramos

Local savings limit outflows, but risks remain

Funds Economy & Policy

Expanding local pension funds have helped stem losses in LatAm as US rates rise, but risk of political change remains a fundamental worry, says Celfin Capital's vice pres...

Brazil unrest threatens economic decline: Cardoso

Brazil Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso has lashed out at the government’s response to a wave of social unrest sweeping the nation, warning that a mishandlin...

“Be very, very careful”: PPK warns on threats from QE unwind

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Inflation and disorderly exchange rate moves threaten Andean economies as the developed world ends ultra-loose monetary policies, warns Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, former Peru...

Deals of the Quarter Century Awards

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

LatinFinance’s Deals of the Quarter Century Awards recognize the most impressive capital markets transactions in Latin America over the past 25 years – through good times...

Birth of the A-Bond

Brazil

Brazil exchanged its benchmark Brady C-bond with a new, improved bond called the A-bond, thanks to some clever liability management.

Archive, 1992: Betting on Collor

The events leading up to the President's ouster had varied impacts on Brazilian markets and debt

Archive, 1993: Fujimori on Peru

Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has established his country's economy by cutting inflation from 7,600% in 1990 to 57% last year and trimming public sector deficit to ...

Archive, 1995: Easing the Crunch

The year 1995 promises to be a difficult one for Mexico. Government, banks and corporations now face a number of challenges. Astronomical domestic interest rates and seve...

Archive, 1995: Man of the Year: Fernando Henrique Cardoso

The year 1994 was a chaotic one for Latin American financial markets. Rising US interest rates, plunging global bond markets and regional difficulties in countries such a...

Man of the Year: On the Brink

For Larry Summers, Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury, the first two months of 1995 passed as a blur of tense cross-border telephone calls, White House briefings and Cap...

Archive, 1997: Hungry No More

CEI Citicorp Holdings' Handley still hooking hard in tough scrums

Archive, 1998: The Debt Roulette

Asia’s crisis shocked investors and drove liquidity out of the market and volatility through the roof. Will Latin American debtors be able to refinance or repay their ma...

In their own words. (Alberto Fujimori)

In their own words. (Carlos Salinas)

In their own words. (Charles H. Dallara)

In their own words. (Enrique Garcia)

In their own words. (Fernando Henrique)

In their own words. (Guillermo Ortiz)

In their own words. (Martin Quintin)

In their own words. (Martin Schubert)

In their own words. (Nicholas Brady)

In their own words. (Ricardo Salinas)

In their own words. (Roberto Setubal)

Wooing Wall Street

Investors view Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez with less skepticism now that he has toned down his populist rhetoric. But a viable economic plan is needed before he can...

Archive: Wooing Wall Street

Investors view Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez with less skepticism now that he has toned down his populist rhetoric. But a viable economic plan is needed before he can...

Archive, 1999: BNDES Blues

Last year's scandal surrounding Brazil's National Development Bank is making some wonder whether it can still successfully lead Brazil's privatization process

Retiring the Bradys

Brazil

Brazil joins the growing trend-offering paper that's more liquid but equally high-yielding.

Retiring the Bradys (1)

Brazil joins the growing trend- offering paper that's more liquid but equally high-yielding.

Archive, 1999: Chipping Away at the Debt Mountain

Argentine president Fernando de la Rúa faces a looming debt load

The Shock of the New

The internet is threatening to sweep away established market structures. It promises to change forever the way companies raise capital, the way investment banks work and ...

Archive: Trouble in the Andes

Colombia

Venezuela and Colombia have become two of the most dangerous places to do business in Latin America. Their financial systems are in disarray. Venezuela's Hugo Cháves and ...

The Man Who Saved Brazil

Brazil