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How Brazil is battling money laundering

Loans Politics Features

The Brazilian government says it is cracking down on money laundering by instituting tighter reporting rules on the finance industry. Local banks, considered complicit by...

Parting Shot: Brazilian Transportation Minister Maurício Quintella

Comment & Opinion

After auctioning four airport concessions, Brazil’s Investment Partnerships Program, or PPI, is on track to develop highway and railroad investments in South America’s la...

Parting Shot: IFC unveils new equity fund in Latin America

Project & Infrastructure Finance Bonds Structured Finance

Multilateral agency aims to go beyond the standard A/B loan structure and build a more active portfolio in Latin America, says Irene Arias

Argentina tests bond buyers' limits

Argentina Bonds Funds

The Argentine government has been on a debt spree. With interest running high, corporate issuers appear ready to take the plunge. But can the economically troubled countr...

China shapes stronger trade ties with Latin America

Argentina Brazil Chile

Following the end of the commodities boom, China and Latin America are forging bonds in a range of new industries

Interview: Brazil-China Fund

Project & Infrastructure Finance Brazil Funds

A new bilateral fund managed by Brazil and China has billions of dollars to invest. But, as the foreign affairs secretary at Brazil’s Planning Ministry says, the exact st...

Chinese investors go big in Latin American energy

Project & Infrastructure Finance Brazil China

Some of China’s biggest power companies are starting to look beyond acquisitions to greenfield projects in the region

LatAm institutional investors look for an opening in China's stock markets

Argentina Chile Colombia

Latin American investment teams are tracking the changes in China’s markets, with many welcoming the expansion of options

LatAm infra markets struggle to shake off corruption

Project & Infrastructure Finance Argentina Brazil

Project finance in Latin America is having another tough year as the effects of the Odebrecht bribery scandal rattle the region. Now political uncertainty in major econom...

Latin America tests anti-corruption measures

Project & Infrastructure Finance Brazil Colombia

In the wake of the Odebrecht bribery scandal, governments across the region are overhauling the way they award and oversee new projects

Project bonds try to find footing

Project & Infrastructure Finance Argentina Brazil

A few bond issues have been used to finance greenfield infrastructure projects in Latin America, but institutional investors are still wary of construction risk

Interview: FDN CEO Clemente del Valle

Project & Infrastructure Finance Bonds Structured Finance

Financing Colombia’s 4G toll road concessions is getting tougher as local and global lenders are squeezed. But now the national development bank is betting on some new ro...

OPINION: Making infrastructure more attractive to investors

Project & Infrastructure Finance Comment & Opinion

Institutional investors are increasingly interested in infrastructure but face hurdles to increasing their exposure to it, writes the World Bank Group's Joaquim Levy

BNDES sets a new benchmark

Project & Infrastructure Finance Bonds Structured Finance

Brazil's national development bank will move from a subsidized long-term lending rate to a new rate based on the government's borrowing costs, but will short-term pain tr...

Brazil's reforms hang in the balance

Brazil Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Deeply unpopular and tangled in a web of political turmoil, Michel Temer’s chances of executing tough, investor-friendly reforms appear to be shrinking. Now the Brazilian...