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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

Results announcement heightens Petrobras uncertainty

Scandal continues to cast a long shadow over the prospects of Brazil's largest company.

28 January 2015

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

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