After years of malaise, Jamaicans are hopeful that a new government will bring a change in economic policy. The private sector welcomes early encouraging signs.
A second wave of industrialization is underway in Latin America, as multinationals exploit booming markets and a perceived reduction in political and economic risk.
UBS Pactual aims to be the one-stop shop for LatAm, and its efforts appear to paying off. The Swiss bank is a favorite in the LatinFinance investor survey.
The IFC broke new ground for the Brazilian corporate debt market in October with a debut issue in reais. Nina Shapiro, the multilateral’s treasurer, highlights the benefits.
Brazil’s foremost global engineering firm is restructuring itself and spinning off new ventures in energy, agriculture and real estate. Financing expertise will feed its success.
RBC is preparing to buy back RBTT 20 years after it divested itself of the bank. It returns to find a powerful partner in a changed landscape.
The Brazilian government has finally woken up to the transport crisis. Its October auction of seven concessions to maintain and improve federal highways was a blowout.
With many countries in urgent need of infrastructure and several jumbo deals ready to jump off the drawing board, 2008 may be the year of project finance.
Argentina may be the credit international investors hate to love. But one of the most solid economies in the region is on the verge of a positive political transition.
It’s been a long time coming, but margins are finally starting to creep up for LatAm borrowers. Direction depends on how ugly things get in the US.