• Lost year for LatAm as fund managers warn of ‘toxic’ mix

    Leading investment fund managers and economists warn Emerging Markets that Latin America faces another lost year in 2015 thanks to falling commodity prices and internal domestic problems

  • Recession fears mount as Brazil economy grinds to halt

    Official figures published later on Friday are expected to confirm that Brazil ground to a halt in 2014, putting on the brink of a recession this year. The slump will pile the pressure on new finance minister Joaquim Levy to find a path to long-term sustainable growth for Latin America’s largest economy

  • Worsening Petrobras scandal looms large over IADB meeting

    The scandal at Petrobas, the state-owned Brazilian oil companies, has led to downgrades of other industrial companies, triggering fears that it could cause increased wariness in Latin American financial markets

  • Mexico’s star status fades as growth slows

    A forecast slowdown in economic growth this year and signs that the reform agenda has hit delays has dented analysts’ high opinions of Mexico as the shining star of the depressed Latin American region



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  • OIL: Oiling up for a fall

    Lower oil prices have produced losers in Latin America and few winners

    OIL: Oiling up for a fall

    In the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, it was the Mexican Tuco Ramirez playing the not-so-good looking one. The movie title is a neat way to categorise Latin American countries’ situation in the face of a plunge in oil prices, though half a century on Mexico’s role has changed.

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