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Q2

In the span of less than six months the world’s economy has been burnt to a crisp by a microscopic killer. Latin America and the Caribbean have yet to reach their peak rates of infection and death. And yet, we do not see society standing still. In any struggle there remains hope, and certainly we see that in how governments, businesses, and investors are reacting to a scourge that has taken in a blip of time 500,000 lives, and counting. Read our four-part cover feature on finance in the age of COVID or any of the other stories below.

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Editor's letter: Out of COVID's ashes

Q3.2020 outlook: Debt

Interview with Dennis Eisele, Head of Debt Capital Markets for Latin America, Credit Suisse

Q3.2020 outlook: Equity

Interview with Edward Evans, Portfolio Manager, Ashmore Investment Management

Q3.2020 outlook: M&A

Interview with Otavio Vasconcelos de Azevedo, M&A Executive Director, BTG Pactual

Q3.2020 outlook: Loans

Interview with Eddy Lacayo, Head of Corporate Lending Latin America, BBVA

Pandemic reveals Latin America's fiscal cracks  

Government reactions to the pandemic in Latin America have varied, with some launching big fiscal stimulus packages while others have taken more muted approaches. All fac...

Wealth after the lockdown: For seers?

Wealth management is about making educated guesses and holding convictions. In the COVID-19 age those calculations take on additional weight as the level of unknown unkno...

Fintech's crisis moments

The addition to the global lexicon of contactless delivery and social distancing plays directly to the strength of the digital transformation underway in Latin America’s ...

LATAM ESG set for post COVID-19 growth

At this moment in time, Latin American markets and economies are flashing red, yellow and orange. It is likely that investors will be looking to cement green financing in...

Green shoots in Brazil's ethanol and sugar sector

Rising ethanol and sugar prices are bringing much-needed relief to Brazil´s debt-laden producers. Resolving the industry´s structural and financial weaknesses will be muc...

Is Guyana already squandering its new found oil wealth?

The oil is just now starting to flow but the political morass is thick and deep and blocking Guyana from taking advantage of its natural resource riches

Blunting the impact  

Billions in public sector aid and loans have been committed to Latin America and the Caribbean to help the region overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. In the private sector, i...