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Brazil: signs of greater stability at Petrobras

The state-controlled company is still in deep trouble, but is starting to draw a line under the worst of its difficulties.

28 May 2015

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

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

13 May 2015

Ecuador's modest mining progress

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

27 April 2015

Mexico revises the timetable for oil auctions

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.

17 April 2015

Mexico sweetens tax terms for oil auctions

With oil prices low, the industry criticised existing fiscal terms as too tight.

10 March 2015

Managing the oil revenue decline

The fall in oil prices has put significant pressure on the budgets of Latin America’s oil producers, but some governments have reacted quicker than others to face down this threat.

26 February 2015

Peru under pressure

Lower mining revenues hit 2014 GDP growth.

17 February 2015

Venezuela’s currency fudge

New adjustments to the exchange rate system will not alleviate economic pressures.

11 February 2015

Petrobras travails to continue

The departure of the company’s chief executive has brought only temporary relief for Brazil’s beleaguered oil producer.

05 February 2015

Brazil's growth outlook deteriorates

Investment cuts at Petrobras and power shortages further depress 2015 prospects.

30 January 2015
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