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September / October 2015

IMF/WORLD BANK SPECIAL: Alonso Segura Recipe for growth

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Rolling out infrastructure and diversifying exports are critical for Peru to make the jump out of the middle income trap, says the country’s finance minister. By Katie L...

IMF/WORLD BANK SPECIAL: Brian Porter Looking in

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With a long history in Latin America and the Caribbean, Scotiabank has a bright outlook on the region’s potential in the decades ahead, says its chief executive. By Katie...

IMF/WORLD BANK SPECIAL: Miguel Galuccio Charging forward

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While international oil companies are increasingly looking at tie-ups with YPF, cross-LatAm coordination is more critical than ever, says the chief executive of the Argen...

IMF/WORLD BANK SPECIAL: Nick Rischbieth Making the climb

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Integration, infrastructure and education are critical to moving Central American countries into higher income brackets, says Cabei’s president. By Sara Rosner

IMF/WORLD BANK SPECIAL: Enrique Ostalé Providing the platform

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Large retailers in Latin America have thrived amidst a growing middle class and a bounty of local vendors, which are increasingly using these international giants as a sp...

IMF/WORLD BANK SPECIAL: Hiroshi Watanabe Putting down roots

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As Latin America’s middle class grows, the role of global partners and their export credit agencies is being reshaped, says the governor and chief executive of the Japane...

IMF/WORLD BANK SPECIAL: Luiz Awazu Pereira Cushioning the fall

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Some ups and downs are to be expected as Brazil pursues a classical adjustment regime, argues the deputy governor of Brazil’s central bank. By Thierry Ogier

IMF/WORLD BANK SPECIAL: Jin-Yong Cai Close to home

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As global investors become more selective on emerging markets, Latin America must better develop local savings to drive development, says the chief executive of the World...

IMF/WORLD BANK SPECIAL: Finding the new normal

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After notching up stellar growth over the past five decades, Latin America must now look at domestic solutions to weather the downside of global interdependence. By Aaro...

CHINA FDI: Aiming high

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CHINA RMB BONDS: Buying opportunity

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After years of scant interest from Latin American borrowers, China is recalibrating its domestic and offshore markets and piquing interest. By Chris Wright

LATIN AMERICA-CHINA INVESTMENT GUIDE: Evolving partnership

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China and Latin America are revamping their trade relationship, as rough economic conditions test their interdependence. By Phil Thornton

CHINA FDI: Taking a stake

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Recent acquisitions suggest that China is broadening its ambitions in Latin America. Buyers are making larger direct purchases and looking at a wider range of assets. By ...

CHINA INVESTORS: Making an entrance

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As Latin American institutional investors and their regulators continue to mature, these entities are cautiously gauging entrances to Asia. By Andrew Short

BRAZIL INFRASTRUCTURE: Bridging the gap

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As Brazil looks to scale back funding from its development bank while executing a large-scale infrastructure program, the government is trying to incentivize the debt cap...

BRAZIL BANKING: Credit casualties

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Foreign financial institutions are bailing on Brazil as consumer credit proves to be a tricky market with unforeseen nuance. By Thierry Ogier

BRAZIL ECONOMY: Hard road

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Joaquim Levy’s appointment as finance minister raised hopes that Brazil would get its budget back on track. But political wrangling has stood in the way, and the results ...

INVESTOR REPORT BRAZIL: Testing times

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COLOMBIA ECONOMY: Cautious confidence Mauricio Cárdenas

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Despite a battering from low oil prices, Colombia’s growth remains set to outperform the region next year. Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas spoke to LatinFinance about ...

COLOMBIA ECONOMY: Drilling down

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A steep decline in oil revenue continues to hobble Colombia’s economy, however, the country is far from stagnant and is set to outperform the region for growth. By Luci...

COLOMBIA PRIVATE EQUITY: Coming of age

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A decade after private equity funds first set up shop in Colombia, the first crop of investors are nearing the end of the investment cycle — and preparing for round two. ...

INVESTOR REPORT COLOMBIA: Quick dip

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INVESTOR REPORT MEXICO: Revolution road

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MEXICO ECONOMY: Trudging on

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Hopes of fast growth under Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration have faded. But still the country has a solid foundation to capitalize on a pick up to the north. By James ...

MEXICO INFRASTRUCTURE: Charting the course

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Historic energy reforms are shaking up how the national electricity company does business — and a swath of projects are up for tender as a result. By Patrick Ferguson and...

PERU ECONOMY: Focus on flexibility Julio Velarde

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As Latin American currencies have slumped against the dollar, Peru has been pushing to reduce dollarization in the economy. The country’s central bank governor spoke to L...

PERU ECONOMY: Redux rules

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As low commodity prices pummel Peru’s growth, the electoral roster is filling up ahead of April’s vote. Despite a tough economy, the contenders are set to take their cu...

INVESTOR REPORT PERU: Prioritizing change

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PERU PROJECT FINANCE: Making the case

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The financing for Gasoducto Sur Peruano offers a glimpse into the possibilities – and difficulties – of funding Latin America’s biggest infrastructure projects. By Jenni...

COVER STORY: Finding an entrance

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A spate of high-profile corruption investigations across Latin America in the past two years — hitting Mexico and Brazil most prominently — is pushing investors to recons...

Best Infrastructure Bank: Brazil

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Best Infrastructure Bank: Mexico

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Best Infrastructure Financing Bank: Latin America

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Best Sponsor

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Best Infrastructure Bank: Andes

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Best Infrastructure Law Firm: Andes

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Best Infrastructure Law Firm: Brazil

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Best Infrastructure Law Firm: Latin America

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Best Infrastructure Law Firm: Mexico

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Best Bond

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Best Local Currency Financing, Best Road Financing, Best Infrastructure Financing: Andes

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Best Mining Financing, Best Infrastructure Financing: Brazil

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Best Oil & Gas Financing, Best Loan, Best Infrastructure Financing: Mexico

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Best Infrastructure Financing: Central America

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Best Power Financing

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Best Renewable Energy Financing

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Best Transport Financing

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Best Port Financing

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Best Airport Financing

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AWARDS PROJECT & INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE 2015

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Latin America’s governments are focusing on infrastructure development as growth slows and sponsors, investors and bankers are increasingly pushing the boundaries with in...

NEWS LOANS: Minimalist approach

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Infrastructure borrowers continue to secure funding for energy-related projects, while large corporate borrowers are making noise in an otherwise quiet market. By Jennife...

NEWS PEOPLE: Petroperú taps Linares

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Investment banks have shaken up their project finance leadership, while Peru has a new head of public credit. By Jennifer P. Roig

PARTING SHOT: Bracing for opportunity

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As Latin America’s need to diversify from commodities deepens, internal reinforcement will prepare the countries for the next chapter of growth, says Augusto de la Torre

COVER STORY: Brazil's cost

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 FRONT NOTES: The price of progress

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AWARD CENTRAL BANK GOVENOR: Critical clarity

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Banco de México has succeeded in pushing inflation down to a record low thanks to clear communication with financial markets. By Phil Thornton

NEWS BONDS: Great expectations

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Hopes build for the new issue market in September and October, after a quiet spell in August. By Patrick Ferguson