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Brazil – Petrobras scandal to drag on infrastructure

Penalties linked to Operation Car Wash may limit domestic construction companies’ access to capital. As such, they may find it difficult to compete in infrastructure auctions, which will likely drag on Brazil’s planned infrastructure build-out.

22 January 2015

Mexico – price slump slows the oil rush

Following the sharp fall in oil prices, the Mexican government is delaying its auction process and has reduced its expectations for inward investment this year, though the hit to its finances should be manageable in the short term.

22 January 2015

Mexico modifies oil sell-off plans

Collapsing oil prices are delaying upcoming oil auctions and leading the government to scale back investment expectations.

16 January 2015

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.

18 December 2014

Ecuador – unlocking its mineral wealth

After a difficult few years, Ecuador is finally taking positive steps to better exploit its ample gold and copper resources.

27 November 2014

A dimmer outlook for Petrobras

New corruption allegations intensify the pressure on a company stretched by a falling Real and lower oil prices.

21 November 2014

The impact of cheaper oil on regional finances

Recent falls in oil prices are increasing fiscal pressure on oil-dependent Latin American economies, particularly Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador.

30 October 2014

Alfa’s oil ambitions

The Mexican company's plan to raise capital is part of a broader advance by local groups into the newly liberalised energy sector.

23 October 2014

Diavaz highlights local interest in Mexico’s oil opening

Exxon Mobil has approached Diavaz about a potential partnership according to the Mexican oil service provider’s chief executive.

08 October 2014

Peruvian mining projects at risk

The left is in charge in Cajamarca and it advanced in two other regions following local elections on October 5.

07 October 2014

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