In the spotlight: Latin America

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Euromoney’s recent coverage of trends in the region, including BlackRock – the world’s largest investor – on Brazil, confusion over BNDES’ strategy, Venezuela’s resource curse and Andean banks’ regional bid, while Mexico’s GDP, capital markets and energy reforms enthuse bankers and analysts alike.

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Mexico’s economy comes of age

Mexico’s economy comes of age

Euromoney September 2013

Despite the broader reassessment of emerging market investment, Mexican debt and equity issuance is sustaining and enhancing its appeal in international markets.



CRT breaks ground for Brazil infrastructure

CRT breaks ground for Brazil infrastructure

Euromoney September 2013

It was second time lucky for the first Brazilian toll-road financing to come to the market without the support of BNDES. The initial attempt ended in confusion. A year later, the revived deal under new leadership faced severe headwinds.



Venezuela’s oil is as much bane as boon

Venezuela’s oil is as much bane as boon

Euromoney September 2013

The country’s new leadership has yet to find solutions to serious economic issues. Plagued by high inflation and dollar shortages, the nation is not making the most of its oil, much of which is unprofitably in hock to regional diplomacy.



Andean banks go regional

Andean banks go regional

Euromoney September 2013

Banks in Chile, Peru and Colombia are building platforms across the Andean region as a single commercial market between the three countries develops.



Brazil markets will instigate policy change – BlackRock

Brazil markets will instigate policy change – BlackRock

Euromoney September 2013

Lack of reform momentum being challenged; Secular, long-term trend seen as favourable for EM


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Mexico’s proposed energy reforms enthuse bankers

Euromoney September 2013

Sector opened to private participation; expected to add 1.5 points to annual GDP growth.

Brazil: BNDES strategy confusion

Euromoney September 2013

No support for Rodovias do Tietê issue; Rotas das Bandeirantes refinancing blocked.

Emerging markets: New frontier hands Brics a blow

Euromoney September 2013

Frontier markets may not lend themselves to an easy acronym. But they deserve plenty of attention from the world’s emerging market investors.

Brazil's economic growth: A test of credibility

Euromoney September 2013

Despite Roussef’s protestations, only structural reform will put Brazil back on a growth path.