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  • Barbosa’s mission impossible

    Barbosa’s mission impossible

    Brazil’s new finance minister tells Emerging Markets that his country cannot stand idle in the face of political turmoil. But that may well be wishful thinking

  • The Ugly: Venezuela stares into the abyss; Brazil senses hope

    The Ugly: Venezuela stares into the abyss; Brazil senses hope

    Latin America and Oil: the good, the bad and the ugly Part III In the previous two editions of Emerging Markets, we looked at the good and the bad of Latin America in terms of the way they are impacted by low commodity prices. Asked which countries are neither good nor bad but ugly, there is absolute consensus: Brazil and Venezuela

  • Long term benefits await Colombia at end of long road to peace

    Long term benefits await Colombia at end of long road to peace

    Colombia is on the verge of signing a historic peace accord with the Farc guerrillas, ending more than half a century of internal conflict. However, successfully transitioning to a more peaceful country and ensuring the benefits stretch to the whole population is arguably a much harder task

  • The Bad: Mexico, Colombia, Argentina search for the positives

    The Bad: Mexico, Colombia, Argentina search for the positives

    Latin America and Oil: the good, the bad and the ugly Part II Most Latin American economies suffer when commodity prices are low; it’s just a question of degree. Yesterday, EM looked at the net oil importers who can salvage some positive news from a dire oil price. Tomorrow we look at those who really struggle: Brazil and Venezuela. Today’s group — Mexico, Colombia and Argentina — are in the middle, hit by low prices but with redeeming features

  • Cross your fingers — Peru is doing OK

    Cross your fingers — Peru is doing OK

    In a Latin America blighted by economic crisis, Peru is a rare bright spot. Growth has rebounded nicely after a slowdown that didn’t quite push the country into recession. The imminent presidential election has not so far disturbed the economic peace. But growth has been powered by four huge copper mining projects, and over-reliance on commodities remains a risk

  • The Good: Chile, Peru winning LatAm’s oil shoot-out

    The Good: Chile, Peru winning LatAm’s oil shoot-out

    Latin America and Oil: the good, the bad and the ugly Part I. In the first of a series of three articles looking at the effect that the low oil price has had on Latin American economies, Emerging Markets picks out the countries that come out on the credit side of the ledger with oil under $50 a barrel

  • Carry on China

    Carry on China

    For all of the concern surrounding China’s economy, Latin America’s precious new flow of funding is unlikely to dry up any time soon

  • Caribbean seeks sustainable growth amid tourism upturn

    Caribbean seeks sustainable growth amid tourism upturn

    Optimism that Jamaica’s IMF programme will survive a change in government suggests that the region is putting in the hard yards required for long term economic development

  • Brazil leads way for SRI bonds in LatAm

    Brazil leads way for SRI bonds in LatAm

    Green bonds have been limited in Latin America, but there is no shortage of progress behind the scenes as the region begins the unavoidable shift towards sustainability

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  • Barbosa’s mission impossible

    Barbosa’s mission impossible

    Brazil’s new finance minister tells Emerging Markets that his country cannot stand idle in the face of political turmoil. But that may well be wishful thinking


In Focus

  1. Brazil ‘chaos’ warning as economy faces fresh growth downgrades

  2. Caribbean seeks sustainable growth amid tourism upturn

  3. The Good: Chile, Peru winning LatAm’s oil shoot-out

  4. Carry on China

  5. Zika pandemic fears grow amid weakening LatAm economy