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Brazilian port progress

11 Dec

Green light for private port comes amid stagnation in sector.

América Móvil benefits from reform uncertainties

10 Dec

The telecommunications conglomerate of Carlos Slim has outperformed the Mexican index over the past four weeks.

Oil decline loads pressure on Maduro

08 Dec

increases the risk of default and upheaval in Venezuela.

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18 December 2014

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Consumer Survey

Consumer confidence continues to decline

Consumers are more pessimistic than ever in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, but Colombian and Peruvian sentiment remains relatively buoyant.

4Q14 LatAm Confidential Consumer Survey

Confidence weakens both QoQ and YoY.

Resources and Trade

Petrobras enters turbulent waters

We assess the impact of the corruption scandal and falling oil prices on Brazil's biggest company, finding that the state-owned oil and gas giant faces a series of challenges over the coming years.

Finance

Fall in oil price driving allocation shifts

Falling oil prices are strongly influencing LatAm allocation decisions, with stocks in Chile – a net oil importer – benefiting considerably. In contrast, oil exporters, such as Colombia, have seen interest shrink.

Infrastructure

Mexico’s hesitant progress on port infrastructure

The Peña Nieto administration is pushing ahead with a $5bn modernisation programme, but progress has been patchy, constrained by issues with disbursement of public funds.

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