The Andes come in to focus

The Andes come in to focus

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Buoyed by rising global commodity prices, growth prospects for the Andean region are on the rise. Improved prices for copper, oil, metal and other raw materials are expected to provide a boost to the economies of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

At the LatinFinance 12th Andean Finance and Investment Forum this Tuesday in Lima, government officials, business leaders and investors will examine the region’s outlook, challenges and investment opportunities.

The political landscape taking shape in the region will be a hot topic as three new administrations take up the drivers' seat -  Presidents Sebastián Piñera in Chile and Martín Vizcarra in Peru while Colombians go to the polls for a presidential run-off election on Sunday.

Julio Velarde, Peru’s central bank governor, Aldo Ferrini, CEO of AFP Integra, one of Peru’s largest private pensions funds, and Carlos Alberto Rodríguez, CFO of Colombia’s state-run energy company ISA are some of the panelists at the LatinFinance Forum.

In a region with a significant infrastructure gap, the conference will look at infrastructure spending plans in the region, from Colombia's 4G toll road program to Peru’s push for public-private partnerships for new roads and hospitals, among other projects.

Also up for discussion are the opportunities being brought forth by the Pacific Alliance trade group, how companies are looking to take advantage of M&A opportunities and how they view the international debt markets.

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