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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...

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...