Editor's Letter: The New Geography

There is a new definition of the emerging markets and their characteristics that confutes many old and accepted axioms; for example, the idea that the cost of labor is cheaper in developing countries, or that governance is more advanced and regulations are more enforced in developed countries.

Latin America: Dark Days

REGIONAL REPORT: ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE By Antonio Guerrero Vast investments in energy infrastructure are needed in the region not only to bring more of the current population onto the grid, but also to ensure that capacity meets demand, going forward. When ...

Mexico: Peña Nieto's Energy Reform

NEWSMAKERS   By Gilly Wright   The proposal by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto to reform Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the state-owned oil and gas monopoly, could have far-reaching consequences for the country’s troubled economy. The proposal, which requires a constitutional ...

M&A: Brazil, Latin America In Slump

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS   By Gordon Platt   Fears that the Federal Reserve would cut back on its bond-buying program, as well as the collapse of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista’s commodities empire, triggered a sharp decline in mergers and acquisitions ...

Frontier Markets Report: Ecuador

WAIT AND SEE   By Dan Keeler   As it tries to establish a new model for economic development, Ecuador presents a challenge for companies considering investing there.   Ecuador presents inward investors with a conundrum. The country is politically ...

Argentina: The Ultimate Ultimatum

NEWSMAKERS   By Forrest Jones   Althought it was more than a decade ago that Argentina defaulted on $100 billion worth of debt, the fallout continues to make headlines today. Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner recently defied a US ...