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Economics Latin America

Could the TPP shake-up Latin American trade?

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) includes some of the world’s biggest economies on both sides of the Pacific and could very well offset China’s growing economic power, potentially shaking-up Latin

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Chinese Premier Keqiang plans tour to South America. Indian PM Modi prepares a visit to South Korea to discuss ties. The US Treasury Department considers market risks. Nigeria sets interest

Economics International

For China and Russia, investments in Latin America bring new alliances

China and Russia, seeking to strengthen their global economic footprint and forge new and renewed political alliances, have increased their presence in Latin America.  When talking about emerging markets, its impossible

Economics Latin America

Why does everybody love Chile?

Replacing Brazil as a potential regional leader and as a viable destination for successful businesses, the Andean country has become the go-to-market of Latin America. However, with recent political scandals many

Economics International The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Metals companies meet to discuss mineral markets. US Senate prepares to vote on several bills and nominations. World Bank and IMF release bellwether economic data. Bank of Japan releases monetary

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Uruguay to provide port space for landlocked Bolivia

Uruguay has signed an agreement with the Bolivian President Evo Morales to provide the landlocked Bolivia an outlet to the sea. The project will allow the country to access the Atlantic

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Latin America’s oil winners and losers

The recent fall in international oil prices will provide oil-importing countries in Latin America with an economic bonus, while oil exporters will suffer, both economically and politically. The chances of

Economics Latin America

Tax cuts will not save Peru’s mining sector from falling prices

Recently proposed tax cuts demonstrate the Peruvian government’s attempt to deal with slower growth and stagnating foreign investment. Regardless, if mineral prices continue to fall, investment in extractive industries will not maintain the

Economics Latin America

Pacific Alliance countries primed for infrastructure investment

Latin American markets present opportunities for multinational corporations in the construction industry. The countries that are most likely to invest in infrastructure are the Pacific Alliance countries since they are

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Lack of security, infrastructure threaten Colombia’s mining sector

Colombia’s mining industry must overcome significant obstacles in terms of security and infrastructure in order to tap into economic potential. On September 4, Colombian national authorities identified 307 illegal mining operations