Dry Spell for Central American Canals

It’s been a tough few months for infrastructure projects in Central America. LatAm INVESTOR takes a closer look at what’s behind the problems with some of the region’s biggest investments…

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Should British Investors Target Mexico?

Mexico’s new government delivered historic reforms in 2013 but the economy disappointed. Will 2014 be the year it all comes good? LatAm INVESTOR investigates…

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Election year in Latin America

This year sees presidential elections in 7 of Latin America’s 19 countries. New rulers could mean new rules of the game for British investors and businesses, so LatAm INVESTOR takes a look at what’s coming up in 2014…

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Britain Embraces Pacific Alliance

Regular readers will know that LatAm INVESTOR has long covered the Pacific Alliance trade group of Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru – now it seems that the FCO is following suit…

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How Does Chile’s Election Effect Investors?

Michelle Bachelet looks on course to sweep to power for a second term as Chilean president after winning a massive victory in the first round of elections. Her first term was very successful but how would another Bachelet presidency shape the Chilean economy? LatAm INVESTOR investigates…

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Investing in Mexican Tourism

Mexico’s international tourist roadshow arrived in London this week with a spectacular launch ceremony at the Tower of London. A high-profile delegation was in town to showcase the country’s new tourist campaign. The strategy is intended to take advantage of the boom in Latin American tourism, which is creating interesting opportunities for British investors. LatAm INVESTOR caught up with the key figures and analyses what next for the sector…

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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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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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Why investors should hold their nerve in Mexico

The emerging market sell-off caused many international investors in Latin America to run for the exits. But, as we explore, Mexico still holds potential for investors…

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Andean Building Boom

Large-scale infrastructure works are linking up the Andean countries like never before and creating new opportunities for local and international investors.

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Mexican finance – under the spotlight

Recovering from the hangover after the Tequila Crisis For most of the 19th and 20th centuries Latin America’s economic growth was shaped by foreign capital. American investment developed Venezuela’s oil fields while British money built Argentina’s railways. But one of the marked features of the current boom in the region is that domestic capital is… Continue reading Mexican finance – under the spotlight