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Mexico revises the timetable for oil auctions

17 Apr

The energy ministry will hold tenders for deepwater and extra heavy oil blocks in June and July and unconventional fields later in the year, in spite of continuing industry gloom.

Mexico car sales in March surge while Brazil falls further behind

09 Apr

Mexico’s fast moving car industry continues to pick up speed, but Brazil’s decline deepens.

Uruguay gives a new push to private infrastructure investment

08 Apr

Under its recently elected left-wing president, the country wants to make itself more attractive to business.

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02 April 2015

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Consumer Survey

Brazilian decline casts a long shadow

Our latest Consumer Survey found falling consumer confidence in Brazil and Colombia, though in line with uneven regional economic performance, respondents elsewhere in Latin America were more positive.

1Q15 LatAm Confidential Consumer Survey

The uneven start to 2015 is reflected in our latest Consumer Survey, with declines, mainly in Brazil, offset by recoveries of varying degrees in Argentina, Chile and Mexico.

Resources and Trade

Two speeds for Latin America's car industry

Car sales are flagging in South America, led by Brazil, but Mexico’s prospects are much brighter, driven by both rising exports and domestic sales growth.

Finance

Cash holdings rise on downbeat outlook

Our latest survey of equity fund managers suggests that many investors are downbeat about regional prospects, reflected in rising cash holdings, though Chile has come back into favour.

Infrastructure

Electricity rationing threat recedes in Brazil

Heavy rainfall and falling consumption mean that the government is unlikely to have to restrict electricity supply this year.

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