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Emerging & Frontier Markets

New Leader Promises To Heal Regional Wounds

NEWSMAKERS: COLOMBIA By Antonio Guerrero Juan Manuel Santos Colombians have reaffirmed their support for conservative politics and economics, electing the newest member of a growing group of right-wing Latin American leaders. President-elect Juan Manuel Santos won the run-off ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Investment Floods Back To Latin America

MILESTONES: LATIN AMERICA Investment Floods Back To Latin America By Antonio Guerrero High and dry: Caribbean countries may miss out Following a hefty 42% yearon- year drop in FDI in Latin America last year, investors appear to ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Rating Upgrade Vindicates Morales’s Policies

NEWSMAKERS: BOLIVIA Rating Upgrade Vindicates Morales’s Policies By Antonio Guerrero Morales: High hopes for Bolivia’s econom y While many international investors have grown to distrust Bolivian president Evo Morales, a socialist who nationalized the hydrocarbons sector and telephone company, ...

Award Winners

Features: Awards Best Emerging Market Banks 2010 Latin America

LATIN AMERICA by Antonio Guerrero REGIONAL WINNER: Banco Santander Brazil continues to shine as the jewel in Santander's crown, helping the Spanish bank consolidate its position as Latin America's premier financial group. Santander Brasil set a benchmark in ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Latin America Takes a Right Turn

RIGHT TURN A rash of recent elections in Latin America has produced a marked swing to the political right. The region's new leaders are trying to strike a delicate balance as they attempt to build on their leftist predecessors' ...


Newsmakers: Investors Heartened By Calderón’s Recovery Efforts

Mexico By Antonio Guerrero Calderó n: Boosting investors’ confidence in Mexico While Mexican president Felipe Calderón works to kick-start his nation's economy, badly hit by the US recession, international investors are encouraged by signs of recovery and have ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Milestones: Reconstruction Spending Shores Up Economy

Chile By Antonio Guerrero Piñera: Hoping to promote economic growth, despite crisis The massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Chile in late February caused hundreds of deaths, as well as destroying some 500,000 homes and damaging infrastructure. ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Milestones: Caribbean Nation Eyes $600 Million Bond Issue

Dominican Republic By Antonio Guerrero About turn: Dominican Republic signs up to IMF program With investors hunting for yield, the stage is set for more “exotic” issuers to tap global markets for financing, including some previous defaulters. ...


Newsmakers: Central Banker Under Fire

Argentina By Antonio Guerrero Redrado: Rejected presidential order to resign Argentina’s central bank presidents have long received low grades for their lack of independence. The situation has been exacerbated under Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has ...