Conservation finance: Costa Rica costs its success

Conservation finance: Costa Rica costs its success

October 10, 2019
By ROB DWYER

The Latin American nation has gone all-out to rebuild its natural environment over the last three decades, with great results – now it needs the rest of the world to pay attention.

Chile conservation: Project finance for permanence

Chile conservation: Project finance for permanence

October 10, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

Using a model of up-front financing for large one-off projects, project finance for permanence may be the mechanism that can help reach the goal of 50% of the planet’s natural areas being protected in perpetuity.

Uruguay’s longer-term potential undimmed

Uruguay’s longer-term potential undimmed

September 26, 2019
By JEREMY WELTMAN

The Latin American country has proved to be a solid improver in Euromoney’s global risk rankings – although it’s not without its immediate challenges.

The new shines bright in Brazilian banking

The new shines bright in Brazilian banking

September 17, 2019
By ROB DWYER

Investors expect a radical transformation in Brazilian financial services in the next five years: this enthusiasm is depressing incumbent stocks while driving strong valuations for start-ups.

Mexico adds to LatAm bank gloom

Mexico adds to LatAm bank gloom

August 28, 2019
By ROB DWYER

Banorte CEO says market will be 'surprised' by what comes next for the bank; fintech growth unlikely to impact bank growth in the short-term.

Banking: Argentina is back where it started

Banking: Argentina is back where it started

August 15, 2019
By ROB DWYER

When Mauricio Macri won the last presidential election in 2015, the future for Argentina’s banks looked rosy: a spate of international debt and equity deals confirmed the optimism.

Brazilian banks carry on regardless

Brazilian banks carry on regardless

July 30, 2019
By ROB DWYER

The rapid fall in interest rates in Brazil, from a peak of 14.25% in 2016 to 6.5% in February 2018, created expectations among analysts that the biggest banks’ famously high net interest margin was finally about to be eroded.