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Chile sets new economic plans in motion

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt

As Chile feels the effects of its first downgrade since the 1990s, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín lays out the strategy to improve the country’s credit rating.

Odebrecht case delays M&A deals

M&A Loans Capital Markets

A far-reaching bribery scandal has shifted the landscape of M&A in Latin America. Now the sale of Peru’s Chaglla hydropower plant is in danger of collapsing.

Mexico, Canada need to consider possible US exit from NAFTA: Guajardo

Interviews Canada Mexico

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo says the three sides can still reach an agreement by July

A global perspective on Latin America: BlackRock’s Axel Christensen

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

As political uncertainty grips the region, with upcoming elections in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil, BlackRock's chief investment strategist for Latin America argues for ca...

Elections spread uncertainty across Latin America

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Populist politics are reaching a fever pitch in the run-up to elections in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. But despite the fiery rhetoric of the campaign trail, market force...

Brazil bears down on cryptocurrencies

Economy & Policy Funds Loans

Brazil is shutting down brokers’ bank accounts and barring investment funds from buying bitcoin. Now a fight over the future of cryptocurrencies has broken out in Latin A...

LatinFinance hosts 2018 Capital Markets Roundtable

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In our 2018 Latin America Capital Markets Roundtable, some of Latin America’s most impressive issuers discussed their strategies for the year.

Finance Ministry Scorecard 2018

Capital Markets Economy & Policy Special Reports

In LatinFinance’s annual survey of finance ministries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico edges out other countries by keeping a lid on inflation and strengthening...

Chile looks to lift investments

Economy & Policy Features Chile

Rising copper prices and the arrival of a new pro-business administration are lifting hopes of a sharp recovery in investment in Chile. By Tom Azzopardi

Colombian banks bounce back

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After a couple of tough years, Colombia’s banking sector expects to return to higher rates of growth in 2018, although it knows it is unlikely to match results from the f...

Latin American banks hone socially responsible lending policies

Loans Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin America’s banks are stepping up to address environmental issues and other social matters in their lending policies. But financiers and investors say long-term profi...

Green bonds play catch-up in Latin America

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets

Green bond advocates want companies to engage more with environmentally conscious investors. But are issuers willing to go that extra mile to ensure growth of sustainable...

Mexican advisors discuss economic policy before elections

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Interviews

As Mexico’s presidential race heats up, economic advisors for the three leading candidates discuss their campaign’s economic visions during LatinFinance’s 13th Cumbre Fin...

Argentina courts infra investors

Bonds Debt Economy & Policy

Argentina wants to attract international investors with a massive PPP program. Developers and banks say they are interested, but the jury is still out whether the country...

Caribbean economies get their books in order

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

With commodity prices stabilizing and tourism numbers expected to increase, prospects for growth in the Caribbean are rising, but concerns about the fiscal side linger on...