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  • Why Investors Shouldn’t Worry About Chilean Politics in 2021

    This year Chile voted overwhelmingly in favour of re-writing the dictatorship-era constitution with more political challenges to be overcome in the year ahead. Yet the outlook for investors remains positive…

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  • The Growth Story of Central America’s First Super App

    In less than a year OMNi is already the most-downloaded app in Costa Rica. As it expands its services and spreads through the region it will create opportunities for investors…

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  • Green Shoots of Recovery in Latin America

    The region is bouncing back from the depths of the Covid-19 economic crisis, writes Pollyanna De Lima, Economics Associate Director Economic Indices, IHS Markit…

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  • The Asian Tech Trend Disrupting Central America

    OMNi, a new fintech ‘super app’, is helping the region’s young and growing population overcome the daily challenges of insecurity, congested roads, failing hospitals and bad banks. As it improves lives it will also create massive opportunities for investors…

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  • Paraguay Puts Pandemic in the Past

    With less than 1,000 deaths Paraguay has emerged as one of the surprise success stories of the pandemic. However, now the government is keen to move on from merely containing coronavirus to kick-starting economic growth…

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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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  • Will Covid-19 Force Brazil’s Fiscal Reform?

    Brazil has been hit harder by coronavirus than almost any other country on earth. But as the true cost of its pandemic response becomes apparent there are hopeful signs of reform, writes Adam Patterson in Curitiba…

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  • Amlo Fears Debt More Than Coronavirus

    Amlo’s austerity continues in Mexico’s 2021 budget, with frugal public spending despite the worst economic contraction in living memory. We investigate if the country is heading for another debt crisis…

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  • What Latin America’s Latest Defaults Mean for Investors

    Argentina and Ecuador, Latin America’s two serial defaulters, have once again concluded a massive restructuring of their public debt. Boutique investment bank, BancTrust & Co. analyses the impact for investors in the region…

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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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  • How the Dominican Republic’s New President Defeated the Ruling Party

    Control Risks explores what the end of 16 years of PLD rule and the election of the pro-investment Luis Abdinar, means for international investors in the DR…

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  • Guayaquil – A Glimpse of Latin America’s New Normal?

    Ecuador’s largest city has controlled Latin America’s most devastating Covid-19 outbreak. With life there returning to some semblance of normality we investigate the lessons for investors elsewhere in the region…

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