Brazil’s devilish future?

Brazil’s devilish future?

The political opponents of former president Lula look to have ruled him out of the next election, but this risks an even more volatile outcome.

Colombia needs to win the peace

Colombia needs to win the peace

Colombia will elect a new president in the first half of next year and, if the urgency to address the country’s financial position wasn’t already clear enough, the country’s December downgrade by Standard & Poor’s to one notch above junk throws the need for fiscal reform into sharp relief.

The outlier in Brazil isn’t politics

The outlier in Brazil isn’t politics

While growth forecasts for Brazil for 2018 are turning optimistic, a few – a surprisingly small number in fact – are warning about a growing downside risk for next year: a negative hit from a persistent drought.

China v India in Reliance Communications spat

China v India in Reliance Communications spat

News broke last week of an intriguing insolvency petition in India: under the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, high-profile disputes are now commonplace, but what’s interesting here is it pits a Chinese policy bank against an Indian private-sector corporation.

The battle for book-building 2.0

The battle for book-building 2.0

Investor Access, the electronic book-building initiative run by US-based fintech Ipreo, celebrated its first year of operation in early November with some healthy usage statistics.