Monthly Archives: January 2016

Why a failure to raise Selic would be terrible news for Brazil.

  There are two reasons why the Brazilian Central Bank might surprise the market on Wednesday and hold Selic steady at 14.25% – but a failure to raise interest rates would spell very bad news for the economy. On Wednesday … Continue reading

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Argentina’s banks preparing for new Macri era

Argentina’s banking system awaits the liberalization of the country’s tight banking regulation in 2016 after the election of Mauricio Macri as president. However, while the removal of some of the key components of the financial system’s regulation will be a … Continue reading

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Macri sets out to defuse Cristina’s bomb

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has left a toxic legacy for newly elected president Mauricio Macri. Asset prices were buoyed by his election victory the mid-term outlook for the Argentine economy is brimming with potential, but he must get through the … Continue reading

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Latin America: ditching the left, right?

Cristina Kirchner has left the Casa Rosada. In Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro suffered a heavy defeat. In Brazil, Dilma Rousseff is officially its most unpopular president ever. What do these three countries, which are all rebelling against their long-time left-of-centre ruling … Continue reading

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Latin America’s capital markets: 2016 rebound looks unlikely

After enduring the worst year for Latin American capital markets since the financial crisis, bankers fear there will be little improvement in 2016. Katia Bouazza, HSBC With only slim prospects for a recovery in Brazilian deals, bankers are reluctant to … Continue reading

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