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Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Startups in Latin America: A new engine for growth?

Can entrepreneurship and startups provide the solution to much-needed growth in Latin America? And, if so, how will this solution be achieved?

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Super Tuesday 2.0 looms. Argentine Congress ends creditor saga. Chinese Premier delivers press conference. EU, Turkish leaders meet. Colombia may raise rates. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Super Tuesday 2.0: Big night for both

Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Markets expect Fed to hold rates. Japan weighs stimulus options, EU considers the same. Deutsche Bank to release review. Conference explores African energy trends. Colombia may raise interest rates. All in the Weekly

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Amid falling production, Latin American oil is caught in the doldrums

Latin America’s oil industries, long seen as a relatively safe investment, are now caught in a squeeze between low oil prices, intra-hemisphere competition, corruption scandals, and increasingly vocal local communities.

Latin America Politics

Colombia may see rise of left-wing populism

Colombia could see the rise of a firebrand leftist leader, much like Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia. The country has all the fundamentals: a political spectrum leaning strongly to the right,

Economics Latin America

What to expect in Latin America in 2015

In 2015, Latin America’s dominant extractive industries will have to deal with lower prices and lower international demand. But with political and economic challenges building, many governments may find themselves unable

Latin America Security

FARC peace process strained by new kidnapping

Colombia’s two year long peace talks between the government and the FARC were brought to a standstill on Sunday, November 16, following the capture of a top army general by

Finance International

More emerging economies enter bond markets

Countries across Africa and Latin America have expressed a desire to begin or expand the sale of government bonds. Markets seem willing to take them up on their offer. Interest in the

Finance Latin America

Latin America still low on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ scale

The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking has improved for Latin American countries since 2005, but important regulatory areas such as tax law, contract enforcement, and commercial lending need to be overhauled

Finance Latin America

Don’t let the Headlines scare you: Latin America has a lot to offer

In Latin America, a few rotten apples have scared investors away from the bushel. Despite this the continent is home to many opportunities. The search for yield has sent investors