High potential, high barriers ahead for Central American growth

Panama Central America Costa Rica

Compared with much of Latin America, the Central American economies show healthy growth. Can they overcome political and social issues – and the Trump administration – to...

How agricultural exports turned into a major growth engine for Peru

Peru Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Peru has lacked the ingredients to make it a global agricultural powerhouse. But investments in irrigation projects and negotiations of trade agreements are changing ever...

Bond fund returns bloom in a volatile year for LatAm

Bonds Funds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Earnings for bond investors in Latin America have burst into life. The most impressive managers were those who were unafraid to pursue portfolio growth in the thorniest o...

Investors bet on banks amid equity rebound

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil Chile

Equity fund flows are soaring, reversing years of exits from the asset class, yet risks still linger in Latin American stocks. The best investors are picking carefully

How two Mexican developments could catalyze Latin America’s green bond market

Brazil Mexico Central America

Latin America is lagging behind global trends when it comes to green bonds, but two big developments in Mexico may herald a change

Odebrecht’s bribery scandal casts a shadow over Latin America

Brazil Peru Loans

The shock waves are not just hitting Odebrecht and its partners but also infrastructure and project finance markets across the region

Paraguay's infrastructure push deepens

Paraguay Project & Infrastructure Finance Features

Paraguay has a $2 billion pipeline of PPPs, but congressional tie-ups and a lack of depth in the local financial markets are making investors wary

Why banks are missing an opportunity when it comes to women-led small businesses

Bonds Structured Finance Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Development organizations are making a business case for financing small and midsize enterprises led by women, but commercial lenders have been slow to catch on. By Stefa...

For Brazil, a slow path ahead

Brazil Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

President Michel Temer has made an aggressive move to reform Brazil’s shrinking economy. Now growth is in sight, but it will take several years to tackle the fiscal mess

Frustration over Trinidad &Tobago's monetary controls is escalating

Caribbean Trinidad & Tobago Economy & Policy

An overvalued currency is hindering access to foreign exchange, in turn hurting small businesses and consumers. By Mat Youkee

Borrowing close to home to get easier in Brazil, tougher in Mexico

Brazil Colombia Mexico

How Argentina's tax amnesty could be a boon for its local capital markets

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Funds

With global investor interest in Argentina expected to moderate this year, a plan to encourage Argentines to bring home their undeclared overseas assets could boost the l...

Venture capital: Fueling growth

Chile Funds Features

An incubator for entrepreneurial ventures is part of a Chilean government drive to make it easier to do business. Already it’s finding success.

Venezuela: Walking away

Venezuela Bonds Funds

Multinational companies are increasingly looking to sell their Venezuelan operations to local players as the government struggles with its economy and debt load. By Rober...

Brazil Infrastructure: Rethinking BNDES

Brazil Features

Michel Temer’s administration has ambitious plans to slash government participation in funding infrastructure. Critics are unsure of the power of private investors to fil...

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