Emerging Markets Focus: Latin America

COVER STORY: MUTUAL BENEFITS   By Antonio Guerrero   Latin America is enjoying growing prosperity as the region develops ever-stronger economic ties with Asia.   When Chinese President Hu Jintao took his first tour of Latin America in 2004, he ...

Argentina: Unease With Profit-Sharing Plan

  NEWSMAKERS: ARGENTINA   By Antonio Guerrero   Kirchner: Hoping to mend fences with the unions A controversial profit-sharing bill submitted to Congress by Argentina's ruling coalition is becoming a proxy fight between the nation's labor and business sectors ahead ...

Best Derivatives Providers: Latin America

WINNERS: LATIN AMERICA   Best Derivatives Provider Société Générale Few other banks can claim as vast and deep a reach across the fragmented continent of Latin America—and across all classes of financial derivatives—as Société Générale. This is partly a function ...

Coming In From The Cold

ANALYSIS : CUBA   By Antonio Guerrero   For the first time in decades, signs are beginning to appear that Cuba may be softening its socialist stance.   When Cuba's former president Fidel Castro told an American journalist in September ...

Mexico: Bond Issue Breaks New Ground

MILESTONES: MEXICO   By Antonio Guerrero   Mexico’s financing needs taken care of with century bond Mexico may have set the stage for a stampede in October when it successfully issued Latin America's first-ever sovereign century bond, a $1 billion, ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Brazil

ROUNDUP   By Antonio Guerrero   Brazil lights up at the prospect of increased foreign investment Sinopec, China's second-largest oil and gas producer, is investing $7.1 billion in the Brazilian unit of Spain's Repsol YPF oil company. The capital increase, ...

Country Focus: Peru

SECOND ACT   By Antonio Guerrero   In his second term, Peru’s president Alan Garcia is making amends for the shambles he left his country in after his first term.   Peruvian president Alan Garcia is leading one of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Global Outperformers

EM REGIONAL BANKING FOCUS: LATIN AMERICA   By Denise Bedell   Latin America is a hotbed of growth, presenting a wealth of opportunities for domestic and international banks.     With some of the highest growth rates seen anywhere worldwide ...

Emerging Markets: Brazil

ROUNDUP   By Antonio Guerrero   With Brazil's economy expected to grow at around 7% this year and borrowing costs declining, Brazilian companies are seeking financing for their expansion plans. MMX, a leading metals and mining company, hopes to raise ...

Cement Maker Bags Contracts in LatAm

Emerging Markets Investor: Company To Watch   By Gordon Platt   Cementos Argos, the leader in the Colombian cement industry, with a 51% market share, is benefiting from growing construction activity in its home market and a healthy backlog of ...

Economic Focus: Brazil

PLAY ON   By Antonio Guerrero   Brazil is betting that its huge investment in infrastructure projects for the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics will provide long-term benefits to the country.   Just six weeks after Rio ...