Latin America: Special focus

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Latin America


Pemex deal signing, mexican energy reform

The test for Pemex

Long seen as a proxy for Mexico, oil company Pemex faces new challenges after the implementation of landmark energy reforms. It could be the start of a long road to the IPO of one of the world’s most powerful energy firms

Two-speed Latin America


Mexico's energy reforms should kick-start growth in its lacklustre economy while Brazil appears to have no strategic planning in place.

Mexican Central Bank Governor interview

Augustin Carstens, Mexico's central bank governor

Carsten stands by his rate cut

Mexico’s central bank surprised the market in June when it cut its base rate by 50 basis points. Euromoney’s central bank governor of the year in 2013 stresses that the credibility of the bank’s focus on inflation should not be doubted


Peruvian Central Bank Governor interview

Julio Velarde, governor of the central bank of Peru

Destination Peru

Lima will host the 2015 World Bank-IMF meetings. But will the country’s moment in the sun be blighted by the dark clouds of an economic slowdown?


Brazilian public banking sector

Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff

Short-term gain, long-term pain?

Dilma Rousseff has told Brazil’s public banks to boost the country’s flagging consumption until the elections with double-digit loan growth. Weakening credit quality and capital ratios are worrying analysts

 

Debate

Brazil debate

Brazil’s problems prompt safety-first approach

Private banking clients in Brazil face challenging times, bankers concede. The economy is under pressure and the country could yet suffer stagflation. Furthermore, an unpredictable presidential race leaves markets in limbo. However, bankers are confident their well-educated client base will not over-react, and instead maintain their long-term strategies