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Mexico’s local players poised to win onshore oil field contracts

13 May

The government has scaled back opportunities in onshore areas, but the newly announced contracts should attract Mexican companies and smaller independent drillers.

Ecuador's modest mining progress

27 Apr

Fast-track reforms to develop the mining industry lack support from big scale miners.

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.

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30 April 2015

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Consumer

Travel market defying downdraughts

Demand from Latin America's growing consumer class is bolstering the tourism industry, in spite of the economic slowdown.

Resources and Trade

Brazil: A brighter outlook for the meat industry

Drought has raised costs and falling demand is depressing revenues, but diversified listed groups will still perform relatively well given a boost to exports from a weakening currency and expansion of higher-margin business lines.

Finance

Rebuilding Mexico’s property sector

After demand for lower-income housing collapsed, causing three major listed developers to go bankrupt, homebuilders are refocusing on the middle and higher-end market.

Infrastructure

Brazil rethinks its infrastructure funding model

Under new proposals by finance minister Joaquim Levy, developers will be obliged to raise money on the markets before gaining eligibility for development bank finance. While this is a move in the right direction, attracting private capital may still prove a challenge.

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