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JUN

2017

Country Overview: Peru

Peru

JUL

2017

Country Overview: Mexico

Mexico

AUG

2017

Solar Power in Latin America

SEP

2017

Country Overview: Chile

Chile

OCT

2017

Country Overview: Brazil

Brazil

NOV

2017

Electric Power Outlook 2018

DEC

2017

Electric Power Survey 2018

JUN

2017

Country Overview: Mexico

Mexico

JUN

2017

Country Overview: Mexico

Mexico

JUL

2017

Country Overview: Colombia

Colombia

AUG

2017

Junior Mining Exploration

Regional

SEP

2017

Country Overview: Brazil

Brazil

OCT

2017

Country Overview: Chile

Chile

NOV

2017

Mining Outlook 2018

Regional

JUN

2017

Mexico overview

Mexico

JUL

2017

Chile overview

Chile

AUG

2017

Cloud Services

SEP

2017

Colombia overview

Colombia

OCT

2017

Country overview Peru

Peru

NOV

2017

Expert Survey

DEC

2017

Telecom Survey

JUN

2017

Country Overview: Brazil

Brazil

AUG

2017

Political Risk

SEP

2017

Political Risk

OCT

2017

Political Risk

NOV

2017

Risk Outlook

JUN

2017

Country Overview: Mexico

Mexico

JUN

2017

Country Overview: Argentina

Argentina

JUL

2017

Country Overview: Mexico

Mexico

AUG

2017

Country Overview: Peru

Peru

SEP

2017

Offshore

OCT

2017

Refineries in Latin America

NOV

2017

Oil & Gas Outlook 2018

DEC

2017

Oil & Gas Survey 2018

Power Transmission: Connecting Latin America's Evolving Grids
Mining in Peru: Prices, Politics and Communities Challenge Projects
Peru

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Peru enjoyed strong growth in 2016, driven largely by booming copper production. While red metal output is forecast to continue expanding, the overall outlook is less jubilant for 2017. President Kuczynski is struggling to advance key reforms through the opposition-controlled congress and there is growing frustration over the cancellation of major infrastructure PPP contracts. These factors also threaten to stymie efforts to address social opposition to mining projects, while metal prices also must consolidate if the pipeline is to be developed.

Banks in Brazil: On the Mend
Brazil

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Brazil is finally coming out of recession, but the road to recovery is long and complicated. In this report we describe credit trends in Brazil in recent years and look at the prospects for 2017 and 2018. In addition, we analyze the factors driving the profitability of the system and whether there will be changes in the coming years. Finally, we explain the change in role of public sector banks and how this impacts lending and profitability.

Argentina Infrastructure Attracts New Interest
Argentina

Argentina Infrastructure Attracts New Interest

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The state of Argentina's roads, railways, ports and airports has deteriorated severely in recent years due to lack of investment. But optimism is high with the Macri administration. Will the new infrastructure plan and favorable regulation rejuvinate the nation's infrastructure? Read this report to find out.

Pay TV in Latin America: Chasing Versatility
Regional

Pay TV in Latin America: Chasing Versatility

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Pay TV is increasingly an essential service for telcos, and a growth area, yet Latin America - famed for its diversity - displays mixed results in this industry, depending on the territory and the service provider. Even so, service providers across the board are aware of the increasing variety of customer types and preferences, and there is no shortage of operators investing in the cutting edge solutions needed to satisfy that demand. In this report BNamericas notes the changing role of OTT players, and considers the implications of forthcoming developments like 4K content, cloud platforms and the analog switch-off.

Oil Prices, Corruption Impact Construction of Pipelines in Latin America
Regional

Oil Prices, Corruption Impact Construction of Pipelines in Latin America

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The drop in oil prices and corruption scandals in several projects has slowed the expansion of Latin American oil and gas pipelines in recent years. The moderate rise in the price of crude could spur growth of transport infrastructure in the region, but before that, many governments will need to reformulate contracts to dispel new corruption allegations in large transport projects.

Copper in Latin America: Optimism is Back, But is Investment?
Argentina,Brazil,...

Copper in Latin America: Optimism is Back, But is Investment?

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Five years of low copper prices have decimated the project pipeline but Latin America's importance remains clear: half of the large-scale projects due for startup in the next four years are in the region. Though prices have risen in the last six months and optimism is high, the biggest producers remain focused on productivity. While the slim pipeline supports the idea of market deficits in the coming years, Chinese demand growth must stay strong if copper prices are to reach levels that would stimulate a wider return to investment.

LatAm Bond Markets: Navigating Volatile Waters
Regional

LatAm Bond Markets: Navigating Volatile Waters

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This report describes the main trends in the bond market in Latin America. In addition, it presents analysis and projections regarding the opportunities and risks in countries in the region where bond issues are most frequent.

Brazil Looks to new PPP Model to Revive Infrastructure Investments
Brazil

Brazil Looks to new PPP Model to Revive Infrastructure Investments

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Brazil has had a very difficult few years and its infrastructure plan has been hit hard by political and economic scandals. This report looks at the state of the nation's infrastructure and a new PPP model that many hope will help get projects back on track. Read this report to learn about Brazilian infrastructure.

Brazil's Oil and Gas Revamp: A New Dawn?
Brazil

Brazil's Oil and Gas Revamp: A New Dawn?

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The government in Brazil has overseen a slew of regulatory changes to the upstream oil and gas segment, most of which are seen as business friendly. But are they enough to haul the local industry out of its deepest ever rut? Read the report to find out.

Get in while you can: The time for Argentine Renewables is Now
Argentina

Get in while you can: The time for Argentine Renewables is Now

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Argentina has excellent renewable power potential. After many difficult years in the energy sector, the government is actively engaged in promoting green energy. As a result, there is enough evidence to suggest that now is the time to bet on Argentine renewable power, though as is always the case, there are complications on the horizon. Read the report to find out more.

Brazil: Telecom Market Reform Inches Closer
Brazil

Brazil: Telecom Market Reform Inches Closer

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We have watched this last year as Brazil's ailing economy took its toll on pay TV and prepaid mobile subscriptions, and how major operator Oi entered bankruptcy proceedings in June. Political instability and the regular emergence of corruption scandals add to the image of an increasingly problematic market in all sectors. Nevertheless, the more the situation threatens to worsen, the more the reform solutions in the current proposal appear to make sense and the more likely it is to garner full political backing. In Oi's disastrous situation there are also glimmers of hope, as its weakened state has attracted several offers of third party investment, and there is even speculation that a possible turnaround in its fortune has spurred former investor Banco Opportunity to move in on the action. Opportunity was ousted from Oi's precursor companies before the group took shape, and recently reopened legal action against groups indirectly involved in that process. This report describes how the reform bill, known as PLC 79, is a kingpin linking Oi's future prospects, Brazil's digital agenda and the telecom market's competitive scenario.

Mining in Argentina: Preparing for Takeoff
Argentina

Mining in Argentina: Preparing for Takeoff

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For more than a decade, the investment climate in Argentina led many to dismiss the nation. Since President Mauricio Macri took office at the end of 2015, reforms have taken shape to fix the economy and stimulate investment, including a federal mining agreement to unify policy across the provinces. Combined with an improved outlook for metal prices, the pieces are falling into place for a new era in Argentine mining.

Argentina's Banks Face New Reality
Argentina

Argentina's Banks Face New Reality

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This report describes the changes in the banking industry in Argentina over the last year and the effect these are having on financial entities. In addition, we analyze each credit segment and look at projections for the short and medium term. Finally, we examine the effects on profitability and what tools banks can use to counteract them.

Oil in Venezuela: A New Pragmatism?
Venezuela

Oil in Venezuela: A New Pragmatism?

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Venezuela's economic collapse is perhaps the most dramatic of any nation in Latin America in the last thirty years, and the oil industry is at the center of it. What is occurring in the country's oil? Where is the sector headed? Is the much talked about 'pragmatism' real? Read this report to find out.

Major Metro Projects eye PPP Models
Regional

Major Metro Projects eye PPP Models

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The renewed boom in metro systems not only contributes to improving urban transport in highly congested and fast growing cities, but also opens up a wealth of opportunities for companies in the areas of construction, engineering, technology and concessions, as well as for manufacturers of rolling stock.

Natural Gas on Latin American Power Grids
Argentina,Bolivia,...

Natural Gas on Latin American Power Grids

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Since the early 2000s, natural gas has more than doubled its share of the Latin American power matrix. The fuel is used to generate more than one-quarter of the region's annual electricity supply and is the second-most prevalent source after hydroelectricity. This report will examine the latest trends, opportunities and challenges for gas-fired power plants in Latin America.

Argentina: Finally, Wheels are in Motion
Argentina

Argentina: Finally, Wheels are in Motion

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Speaking at a Mobile World Congress panel on creating a single digital market in Latin America, Argentina's telecom regulator Enacom recently suggested that governments across the region should collaborate and coordinate with each other to arrive at standardized norms for convergent of services. The suggestion reflects a matter that is 'top of mind' within Enacom, since Argentina began 2017 by passing a decree that allows traditional telcos to enter the pay TV segment, and TV fims to launch mobile, as well as promoting deployment of Next Generation Networks. Parliament is also working on a bill to set ground rules for converged services across all kinds of operators in Argentina. However, Argentina has taken a somewhat unconventional approach to creating its legal framework for convergence, which has generated a lot of criticism due to a lack of transparency. Some may therefore say that Argentina is not the best model to be emulated across the region. On the other hand, it could be a case of the end justifying the means, since Argentina's telecom market is now going through a period of relatively rapid change.

Gold Mining in Latin America: Time to Return to Growth?
Argentina,Brazil,...

Gold Mining in Latin America: Time to Return to Growth?

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Global gold mine production is falling from a lack of investment in recent years as operators turned their focus to cost containment and away from growth. Despite seven new mines starting up in Latin America last year, the region is contributing to the decline, and the near-term pipeline is slim. Miners have been hard at work optimizing projects and reducing debt. With a spike in gold prices in 2016, some have begun to make investment decisions that indicate confidence. Could now be the time to return to growth?

Water in Latin America: Scarcity in the Face of Abundance
Regional

Water in Latin America: Scarcity in the Face of Abundance

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Latin America accounts for almost one third of the world's freshwater resources. Despite this abundance, 34 million Latin Americans still do not have access to piped potable water and 106 million do not have basic sanitation services. In order to contain the inherent risks in the water sector at an acceptable level and to ensure the universalization of drinking water and basic sanitation services, Latin American governments need to accelerate investments in large water infrastructure projects. Read this report to find out what is being done to address the shortfall.