Economy & Policy

Chilean securities react to leftist gains

Capital Markets Debt Bonds

Conservative candidate Sebastian Pinera wins the most votes, but fails to avoid a December 17 run-off against socialist Alejandro Guillier

Mexico leaves rates on hold

Regulation Economy & Policy Mexico

Central bank keeps benchmark at 7% due to increased inflation and FX volatility

Brazilian businesses take on money laundering

Loans Features Brazil

Beyond banks, other Brazilian businesses are also being forced to take action to clamp down on money laundering.

IMF Roundtable: Turning the Corner

Asset Management Economy & Policy Politics

In a roundtable discussion hosted by LatinFinance at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings, policymakers and investors discussed the changes in the global financial and econ...

Scenes from the IMF/World Bank meetings

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Gathered for the IMF/World Bank annual meetings, government officials from Latin America and the Caribbean presented a mixed picture of economic prospects in the region.

Regulators put fintech regulations into place in Latin America

Politics Economy & Policy Brazil

The radical evolution of the financial system is catching supervisors on the back foot. How they respond will determine whether technology becomes a force for development...

Earthquakes spare aftershocks on Mexican economy

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Politics

The two earthquakes that shook Mexico are not expected to unsettle the economy. Rather, a short-term surge in retail sales and the rebuilding efforts could provide a boos...

Sao Paulo government courts European investors

Debenture Economy & Policy Fixed Income

State government representatives market an infrastructure concession opportunity

S&P upgrades Argentina

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Economy & Policy

The credit rating agency raised the sovereign's rating to B+ from B

Colombia cuts benchmark rate

Economy & Policy Regulation

Central Bank surprises analysts with a 25bp reduction in interest levels

Brazil's pre-salt auctions promise hefty cash waterfall

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Energy

Energy regulator offloads six blocks throughout the second and third bidding rounds of product sharing

Copom cuts Selic

Brazil Economy & Policy

Brazil's central bank said in a statement that it lowered the benchmark interest rate by 75bp to 7.5%, a move largely in line with most analysts' reports

Argentina ups monetary policy

Argentina Economy & Policy

Argentina's central bank hiked its monetary policy rate to 27.75% from 26.25% in a bid to lower the country's inflation rate.

Brazil pension reform unlikely, Moody's

Brazil Economy & Policy

Brazilian President Michel Temer's proposed pension overhaul is unlikely to pass the tape in the immediate term, according to a report from Moody's.

Chile holds rates again

Chile Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Central bank keeps benchmark interest at 2.5%, warns it will pay closer attention to delayed convergence of inflation