Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Meirelles: Reining in Brazil’s stimulus measures Brazil’s central bank moved to tighten monetary policy by raising bank reserve requirements on term deposits from 13% to 15% as of April 9. The central bank had ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Nacional, part of Wal-Mart’s rapidly expanding Brazilian arm With Brazil’s strong economic recovery fueling consumer demand, local and international retailers are increasing their market presence. Retail sales are expected to grow by 12% in ...

Newsmakers: Central Banker Under Fire

Argentina   By Antonio Guerrero   Redrado: Rejected presidential order to resign Argentina’s central bank presidents have long received low grades for their lack of independence. The situation has been exacerbated under Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has ...

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 ...