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Features: The Americas - Mexico

MEXICO'S NEXT WAVE   Although it was hit hard by the downturn in the US, Mexico is setting a course for a strong recovery. Its banks are helping to stimulate renewed growth.   By Antonio Guerrero   Long controlled by ...

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Emerging Markets Roundup

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Foreign ownership of mines in Zimbabwe challenged by law Zimbabwe's government is continuing its campaign against foreign ownership, insisting that businesses with assets of more than $500,000 must be 51%-owned by black Zimbabweans within ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Brazil’s leading ethanol processor seals deal with Shell Brazil's Cosan, the world's largest ethanol and sugar processor, and Royal Dutch Shell are merging their Brazilian operations in a deal valued at $12 billion. Under ...

Emerging Markets: China

Roundup   By Thomas Clouse   Old properties gain new protection from land appropriation China's central bank in February raised the required proportion of deposits banks must hold in reserve for the second time this year. China is taking steps ...

Emerging Markets: India

Roundup   By Aaron Chaze   On the move: Car sales jumped significantly in India Auto sales in India increased sharply over the past year, with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers claiming sales have jumped by 50% since January ...

Emerging Markets: Middle East

Roundup   By Gordon Platt   Dubai Mall: Mixed fortunes for Dubai’s property sector Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, has purchased an approximately 15% stake in London's Gatwick Airport, although it would not confirm the ...

Emerging Markets: Russia

Roundup   By Kim Iskyan   Friendly neighbor: Russia’s influence in Ukraine will grow after Viktor Yanukovych won the recent presidential election Russia's finance ministry hired a team of investment banks to help it prepare for the country's first eurobond ...

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Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance: Corporate Debt

CORPORATE DEBT ISSUANCE STAYS STRONG, BUT RISK PREMIUMS RISE SHARPLY   By Gordon Platt   While the Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates significantly this year in light of high US unemployment and subdued inflation, the long-running rally ...

Corporate Finance: Foreign Exchange

EUROPE'S DEBT PANIC BRINGS DOWN EURO, SPURS DOLLAR RALLY By Gordon Platt Weakness in the euro is contributing to the dollar's recovery, as the search for a safe haven favors the United States, analysts say. The euro fell to a ...

Corporate Finance: M&A

LATIN AMERICA TAKES MERGER SPOTLIGHT   By Gordon Platt   Mergers in Mexico and Brazil that will create strong regional and global competitors in a number of industries overshadowed a dormant M&A; market in the United States in January.   ...

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