Monthly Archives: August 2012

Justification for Tombini: currency controls ‘work’

Probably the most controversial consequence of the US Fed’s programme of quantitative easing has been the impact that this increase in liquidity has had for emerging markets. With very low interest rates in the US (and elsewhere) investors sought short-term … Continue reading

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Colombia’s view of Brazil’s stimulus package

Want to know what the neighbours think of Brazil’s latest $66 billion economic stimulus package? In an interview last Friday (10 August) the Colombian Minister of Finance, Juan Carlos Echeverry (full article will be published in Euromoney’s September issue), said: “I … Continue reading

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A very specific appetite for LatAm equity

Three Latin American equity transactions in mid-July demonstrate just how selective investors are being. Brazilian transmission company Taesa sold BRL1.76 billion of equity at the middle of its range (the deal was dubbed a “re-IPO” due to the small amount … Continue reading

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Bankers tip Mexico to overtake Brazil

Enrique Pena Nieto’s victory in the Mexican presidential race is further encouraging bankers’ anda investors’ bullish stance on the future of the country’s economy. While the stock market had largely priced in the victorious candidate’s reformist agenda before the election … Continue reading

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