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OPINION: Pioneering regional integration in risk management

Bonds Capital Markets Debt

The Pacific Alliance Cat Bonds put Latin America at the vanguard of risk management in the world, writes Jorge Familiar, the World Bank's vice president for Latin America...

Parting Shot: Gol CFO Richard Lark

Debt Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

After its return to the cross-border bond market in December, Brazilian airline Gol is ready to move on from a restructuring and introduce a new fleet of aircraft, says R...

Banco do Brasil builds blockchains

Loans Structured Finance Special Reports

Banco do Brasil plans to start using blockchain technology for interoperability with other banks in the first half of 2018, but it wants to test everything before it uses...

Fintechs reach for market share

Loans Special Reports Brazil

The fintech revolution in Brazil promises to disrupt the consumer loans market, but it will take time before traditional lenders feel the heat

Mexico roundtable: Gearing up

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

With presidential elections on the horizon and the future of NAFTA uncertain, Mexico’s economy faces potential headwinds at the start of 2018. LatinFinance convened a gro...

Markets applaud Chile's election results

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

After a decisive election victory, Sebastián Piñera has promised to unlock an investment logjam and revitalize Chile’s sluggish economy. Once again, he has the global eco...

Using project bonds to finance construction risk

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Despite still being mostly used for brownfield projects, project bonds are becoming a more attractive proposition to finance greenfield initiatives

Mexico's new stock exchange prepares for debut

Capital Markets Equity IPO

Mexico will have a second stock exchange in 2018, with promises to unlock fundraising options for more businesses in the country. But skeptics wonder if forming a new mar...

Investment banks prepare for better days

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

As the transaction pipeline grows, investment banks in Brazil and Argentina see tighter races for mandates and a squeeze on fees. But simply hiring more staff may not be ...

LatAm equity markets heat up again

Capital Markets Equity Funds

A turnaround in the equity markets of Brazil and Argentina has set the stage for a transformational 2018. With economic reforms on the horizon, companies are telling inve...

Bondholders brace for Venezuelan default

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Venezuela is edging closer to default on its foreign debt as vulture funds snap up the country’s bonds and push an acceleration clause for missed coupon payments

MUFG gears up for Latin America expansion

Bonds Asset Management Debt

John Koike, the regional head for Latin America at MUFG, discusses the Japanese bank's plans for the region in a one-on-one interview

Brazilian businesses take on money laundering

Loans Features Brazil

Beyond banks, other Brazilian businesses are also being forced to take action to clamp down on money laundering.

Earthquakes spare aftershocks on Mexican economy

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Politics

The two earthquakes that shook Mexico are not expected to unsettle the economy. Rather, a short-term surge in retail sales and the rebuilding efforts could provide a boos...

Regulators put fintech regulations into place in Latin America

Politics Economy & Policy Brazil

The radical evolution of the financial system is catching supervisors on the back foot. How they respond will determine whether technology becomes a force for development...