LatAm INVESTOR Features

  • 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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  • Dam Disaster Forces Bolsonaro into Environmental Rethink

    The backlash following the Brumadinho dam collapse is prompting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to reassess his environment policies, writes, Caio Pizetta Torres, Political Risk Analyst for Brazil & the Southern Cone at Control Risks…

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  • Latin America’s Election Clock is Ticking

    2019 is the second half of a two-year election cycle that is reshaping Latin America’s political map. Canning House explores the impact for investors…

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  • The Growing Cost of Latin America’s Natural Catastrophes

    The political, social and economic costs of Latin America’s natural catastrophes are increasing. Canning House explores how the region can combat the threat…

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  • Latin America’s New Best Friend – China

    In the last decade China usurped the US as the main trading partner for many LatAm countries and is now forging close relationships with LatAm nations through deals on financing and infrastructure. Sam Benstead looks at how it impacts investors…

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  • Latin America’s Emigration Problem

    Latin American emigration is becoming an increasingly important political, economic and social issue. Traditional outward flows to the US are now being supplemented by the massive intra-regional movement of Venezuelans. Sam Benstead looks at how it impacts investors…

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