Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Itaipu: Hydro plant blamed for near-nationwide blackout Banco do Brasil, controlled by the federal government, may seek up to $4.4 billion in primary and secondary share offerings during the first half of the year, ...

Emerging Markets: DR News

Banco do Brasil Establishes OTC-Traded DR Program   By GP   Banco do Brasil, one of the biggest banks in Latin America, has established an American depositary receipt program in the over-the-counter market. It selected BNY Mellon as depositary for ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Too strong: Authorities fret over appreciation of Brazilian real The Brazilian government took the controversial step of reintroducing a 2% financial transactions tax on purchases of stocks and bonds by foreign investors that had ...

Cover Story: Opportunity Knocks

  Emerging Markets Focus: Latin America   Much of Latin America is reaping the benefits of a rapid growth in China’s involvement in the region. Booming trade levels are changing some key global market dynamics.   By Antonio Guerrero   ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Banco Santander Brasil, the local subsidiary of Spanish banking giant Banco Santander, in October raised more than $8 billion in Brazil’s largest-ever IPO and the world’s largest this year. Abu Dhabi’s state-controlled Aabar Investments ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Banco Santander floats its Brazilian operations in IPO Banco Santander in September launched a much-awaited IPO of its Brazilian unit, in a deal expected to raise more than $5 billion—one of the world’s largest ...

Newsmakers: Potential Lula Successor Clears Legal Hurdle

Brazil   Antonio Guerrero   Palocci: Stillfacing more corruption allegatio ns Former Brazilian finance minister Antonio Palocci has won a political victory after the country‘s Supreme Court dismissed charges that he violated bank secrecy laws. The ruling could put Palocci, ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Brazil’s president, Lula da Silva, tours a Petrobras facility The US Export-Import Bank agreed to provide Brazil with some $10 billion in financing to develop the Petrobras state-controlled oil company’s offshore pre-salt oil reserves. ...