Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mexico: Banks line up for energy push

The positive reaction to the announcement in December, of the constitutional amendment to pave the way for ground-breaking energy reforms has generated considerable excitement among investors, bankers and energy companies in Mexico. The reforms open up the oil and gas … Continue reading

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Private banking: The wealthy look abroad as Brazil’s brilliant future dims

“In the future, 2013 will be seen as a turning point in the cycle that followed that of 2008,” says Alexandre Gartner, HSBC’s investment director of private banking in Brazil. “Ever since we went into the crisis, the whole world … Continue reading

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LatAm DCM: Frequent issuers eye euro arbitrage

Brazil’s Petrobras shrugged off market concerns about its deteriorating financial leverage and a potential threat of downgrades to attract hefty demand early in January for its $5.1 billion-equivalent international debt capital markets transaction. Three euro-denominated tranches sold for a combined value of … Continue reading

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Latin America: Region relies on Mexico for growth

The widespread and generally accepted claims that Latin America passed the test of the 2008 crisis is being re-evaluated as growth in the region falters. Immediately after the 2008 crisis, Latin America returned to growth and, and as part of … Continue reading

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