LatAm INVESTOR Features

  • Forget Commodities – is Tech the Best Investment in Latin America?

    Ask investors about Latin America and they will answer with mining, agribusiness and petroleum. But as data becomes “the oil of the 21st century,” Latin America’s tech sector has more to offer, says Riley Kaminer…

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    How Will a Biden Presidency Impact Latin America?

    The president elect has long ties with the region and is less confrontational than his predecessor but real change may be limited. We investigate how Joe Biden could change US ties with its major allies, and enemies, in the region…

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  • The Roots of Latin American Populism

    Populism is increasing in Latin America and will continue to shape investor outcomes in the region. Oxford professor, Edwin Williamson, author of ‘The Penguin History of Latin America’, explains the history behind the politics…

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  • Why Weak States Hamper Latin America

    International investors in Latin America often complain about political risk in the region. Oxford professor, Edwin Williamson, author of The Penguin History of Latin America, explains the historical reasons behind the region’s weak institutions…

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  • The Super App Disrupting Central American Finance

    OMNi, a fast-growing new fintech ‘super app’, is challenging the region’s poorly performing traditional banks. As it brings financial services to the masses it will create opportunities for investors…

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  • Another Lost Decade?

    Latin America has taken a bigger economic hit from Covid-19 than any other region, forcing its governments to assume dangerous levels of debt. The last time that happened it ended in the disastrous ‘lost decade’ of the 1980s. We explore if it is heading towards another debt crisis…

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  • Guayaquil – The Epicentre of Latin America’s Coronavirus Crisis

    With hospitals at breaking point and dead bodies left rotting in the street – Guayaquil is a warning to the rest of Latin America, writes our Ecuador correspondent…

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  • Mining in the Age of Protest

    Latin America has been riven by political unrest but that shouldn’t discourage mining investors from the opportunities in the region. It is home to some of the world’s largest mineral deposits and miners that bring benefits to local communities will do well…

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  • Ecuador Oil Sector’s New Year Resolutions: Leave Opec and Produce More

    Ecuador aims to produce up to 600,000 barrels per day in 2020, well above its current Opec quota of 528,000 bpd. The new energy minister will be hoping new concessions and rounds can attract the investment needed to make it happen…

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  • Latin America – Britain’s Breadbasket after Brexit?

    Food and drink already dominate Latin America’s exports to the UK. In a post-brexit world there will be exciting opportunities for the region’s farmers and food makers to win more British custom. Canning House commissioned a paper to analyse the opportunities…

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  • Piura’s Potential for UK plc in Peru

    Peru’s rapidly diversifying economy is creating opportunities outside of Lima and fuelling a boom in industrial parks. Parque Industrial Piura Futura (PIPF) looks well placed to benefit from the trend…

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  • How will Climate Change Impact Latin America?

    Regardless of whether you believe global warming is man-made or not, it’s clear that it is happening. Climate change will have an outsized impact in Latin America with far-reaching economic and social consequences…

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