Monthly Archives: November 2015

Brazil seeks foreign help for infrastructure

The Brazilian government is in negotiations with the IFC and other multilateral lenders to create a system of guarantees that will encourage private sector capital to finance the country’s large infrastructure needs. Brazil is a country that doesn’t have enough … Continue reading

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Brazil private sector banks: Pessimism takes root

Brazil’s private sector banks have a reputation for making money in good and bad times but the increasingly toxic mix of challenges to the industry will bring the toughest test in decades, analysts warn. The latest concerns are a pay … Continue reading

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LatAm central banks: Monetary policymakers need fiscal friends

Latin America’s leading central bankers have appealed for help from their finance ministers and highlighted the limits of monetary policy in weathering the severe terms-of-trade shock affecting the region. The slowdown in China and the end of the commodities super-cycle … Continue reading

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