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Was Brazil’s crash an opportunity or the end of a bull run?

Bargain hunters came into the market for shares in the Brazilian banks at the end of last week as investors bought the crash that immediately followed a scandal that threatens to end Michel Temer’s presidency. However, while the subsequent recovery … Continue reading

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Argentina moves to promote private banking

Argentina wants to bring in regulations that will encourage Latin America’s private bankers to register to operate in the country. The country’s securities commission, the CNV, is proposing to create a new financial classification of ‘global investment adviser agent’ (agente … Continue reading

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Peña presses on as Paraguay outperforms

This year Paraguay is marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of its most famous writers, Augusto Roa Bastos, who once described his landlocked country as: “An island surrounded by land”. The small Latin American country, with a … Continue reading

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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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Interview with: Mauricio Cárdenas, Finance Minister of Colombia

On meeting Mauricio Cárdenas one isn’t immediately reminded of Margaret Thatcher. Or Mikhael Gorbachev. But Cárdenas acknowledges that he has something in common with these politicians (and other notable examples): a big gap between domestic and international perception and appreciation. … Continue reading

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Bankers searching for the positives after Dilma wins

The banking industry in Brazil thought another four years of Dilma Rousseff would be a disaster. Now she has been re-elected, have they changed their mind? The sight of a pro-opposition march down Faria Lima will live long in the … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic epitomizes LatAm’s problems and promise

The Dominican Republic perfectly illustrates many of the financial and economic challenges facing Latin America. The country’s recent growth has been facilitated by access to cheap international capital that has financed its current-account deficit: its first international bond in 2009 … Continue reading

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