Monthly Archives: June 2014

Brazil’s banks face new portability rules

New rules on loan portability came into effect in Brazil in May, clarifying the basis on which consumers can transfer outstanding loans between banks to obtain better financing. Ceres Lisboa, senior credit officer at Moody’s, believes the move is credit … Continue reading

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Mexico moves to boost derivatives trading

The Mexican finance ministry, the country’s banking regulator and the central bank have announced that they are to coordinate the standardization of derivatives contracts. The initiative is intended to reduce counterparty credit risk by requiring that all such contracts trade … Continue reading

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Energy prices offer investment plays in Brazil

Investors in Brazil’s power sector are facing volatile earnings and share prices as a drought has forced up the spot price for energy to its government-enforced ceiling of R$822/Mwh. Generation companies that have shortfalls in their contracted energy supply face … Continue reading

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