Colombia – an economy at a crossroads

LatAm Investor reports from Colombia… After spending the last month in Colombia interviewing leaders from the public and private sector one thing is clear – the country’s economy is at a crucial juncture. In the decade leading up to 2012 a combination of sound macroeconomic management, strong commodity exports and improved security have fostered strong… Continue reading Colombia – an economy at a crossroads

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Mexican Standoff

Mexico’s oil energy is on the cusp of reform. But, weary international investors, who have had high hopes on previous reforms, won’t believe anything until it’s made law. On the other side of the debate are Mexican oil nationalists who stridently oppose any changes to the historic nationalisation of their most precious resource. LatAm INVESTOR investigates…

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Interview with Proexport Colombia Foreign Investment Vice-President, Juan Carlos Gonzalez

The Colombian government invests significant sums in Proexport – how do you justify the investment? There are two ways to measure what’s going in terms of investment. One is the inward investment coming to the country. For example, last year Colombia had $15.8bn in foreign investment, a record. And this year the first-half figures show… Continue reading Interview with Proexport Colombia Foreign Investment Vice-President, Juan Carlos Gonzalez

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Interview with Colombia’s Financial Superintendent – Gerardo Hernández

Why should our readers be interested in Colombia? Foreign investors know that Latin America is growing and they see Chile, Peru and Colombia as an exciting micro-region. Within those countries they recognise that Chile is more mature, while Peru has a smaller population. That leaves Colombia – a well-managed, well-regulated economy with good rule of… Continue reading Interview with Colombia’s Financial Superintendent – Gerardo Hernández

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The Pacific Alliance: A new Latin American superpower

Times are tough for the former richest man in Brazil. Flamboyant Eike Batista made a name for himself by creating a string of billion-dollar commodity and infrastructure companies. But in the last year he saw a stunning $25bn wiped off his net worth. So where did it all gone wrong? At his peak, Batista was… Continue reading The Pacific Alliance: A new Latin American superpower

The Ecuadorian Paradox

Correa’s management of the economy has surprise both friends and enemies alike The Ecuadorian economy is something of an anomaly. A strategic default engineered by President Correa in 2008 helped slash the country’s debt pile but it also cut Ecuador off from international capital markets. At the time, many pundits predicted a crisis yet the… Continue reading The Ecuadorian Paradox

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