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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

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

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