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Emerging & Frontier Markets

Regional Focus: Latin America

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Antonio Guerrero While neither Brazil nor Uruguay have any trade pacts aside from Mercosur, Chile and Mexico have many agreements in place. The two strategies have met with varying success. When ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Seeking Alternatives

COVER STORY: ALTERNATIVE FINANCING By Laurence Neville Small and medium-size companies are vital to economic growth and critical to corporate supply chains. Yet traditional lending is virtually closed to SMEs in most markets—certainly in developed markets of the West. ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

EM Regional Review: Latin America

PREPARING FOR THE WORST By Antonio Guerrero Latin American countries are starting to build reserves and diversify economies to brace for a possible global downturn. The question is whether it will be enough to protect the export-driven ...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

The 10%+ Club

COVER STORY: THE 10% + CLUB By Laurence Neville Predicting what countries will be the next growth outperformers is tricky at best. Those firms that back the winners will undoubtedly profit, and the countries that make the ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

FX Supplement: Is The Euro Crumbling?

IS THE EURO CRUMBLING? By Gordon Platt Major reform is needed, but whether the political will is there to make large scale changes remains to be seen. The alternative may be the end of the eurozone as it ...

Country Report

Country Report: Brazil

SEARCHING FOR BALANCED SOLUTIONS By Antonio Guerrero Investors are awaiting the outcome of recent rate cuts in Brazil. Whether it will prove proactive or premature remains to be seen. Citing a substantial deterioration in the global economy, ...

Award Winners

Central Banker Report Cards 2011: The Americas

The Americas Argentina Mercedes Marcó del Pont Grade: D When Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner appointed political ally Mercedes Marcó del Pont to head the central bank in February 2010, there was little hope the move would lead to ...

Award Winners

World’s Best Banks 2011: Regional Winners

Regional Winners Best Bank in North America JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon, chairman, president and CEO JPMorgan Chase is a top-three bank in most of its business lines across North America. Its relative stability has helped it to increase ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

DRs: Capital Raisings Nearly Triple

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS By Gordon Platt Capital raisings using depositary receipts (DRs) nearly tripled in the first half of 2011, compared to the same period a year earlier, while DR trading volume and the number of ...