LatAm INVESTOR Features

  • Latin America – the Cleantech Metal King

    If carmakers are to get anywhere near their lofty electric vehicle promises, the world is going to need immense amounts of copper – and most of it will come from Latin America…

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  • The Future of Latin American Oil

    The pandemic accelerated the energy transition but the world will still be relying heavily on the region’s hydrocarbons for several decades. We investigate the role Latin America’s oil producers will play…

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  • How the Catholic Church Shaped Latin American Politics

    This is the third in a series of articles that use edited extracts from Oxford Professor, Edwin Williamson’s The Penguin History of Latin America, to help international investors today learn from the region’s past…

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  • 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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  • Biden for President
    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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