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APR

2017

Country Overview: Argentina

Argentina

MAY

2017

Transmission in Latin America

APR

2017

Country Overview: Peru

Peru

APR

2017

Copper in Latin America

Regional

MAY

2017

Copper in Latin America

Regional

MAY

2017

Country Overview: Peru

Peru

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

APR

2017

Country overview: Brazil

Brazil

MAY

2017

Latin America TV Segment

JUN

2017

Mexico overview

Mexico

JUL

2017

Chile overview

Chile

AUG

2017

Cloud Services

SEP

2017

Colombia overview

Colombia

APR

2017

Corporate Governance

MAY

2017

Bond Markets in Latin America

JUN

2017

Country Overview: Brazil

Brazil

APR

2017

Country Overview: Brazil

Brazil

MAY

2017

Country Overview: Argentina

Argentina

JUN

2017

Country Overview: Mexico

Mexico

APR

2017

Pipeline Projects in Latin America

MAY

2017

Country Overview: Brazil

Brazil

JUN

2017

Country Overview: Argentina

Argentina

Copper in Latin America: Optimism Is Back, But Is Investment?
LatAm Bond Markets: Navigating Volatile Waters
Regional

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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

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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.

Wind Power Keeps Growing in LatAm despite Economic Woes
Argentina,Brazil,...

Wind Power Keeps Growing in LatAm despite Economic Woes

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The wind industry has only just recently started to take off in Latin America, a relatively late adopter of the technology. Around 85% of its wind capacity was built after 2011, and there remains ample untapped potential in most countries that have already built wind farms, while exciting new markets are emerging elsewhere in the region. This report will examine the challenges and opportunities for wind power in Latin America, as well as the major trends affecting the development of this energy source.

An Update on the Argentine Shale Gas Story
Argentina

An Update on the Argentine Shale Gas Story

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BNamericas has been tracking the shale story in Argentina for a number of years, but the question remains, can the country replicate the success of unconventionals seen in the US? This report looks particularly at the state of natural gas in Argentina, the country's most important fuel and where the government has placed most emphasis. Read the report to find out the latest on the Argentine shale gas story.

New Insurance Lines in Latin America
Regional

New Insurance Lines in Latin America

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Facing an environment of greater competition and new demands, insurers are launching innovative products in niche markets with high growth potential. Products such as insurance against the risk of cyberattacks, new coverage for renewable energy projects, merger and acquisition insurance, and low-cost policies for cars up to 25 years old are expanding in Latin America. In this report we describe these new lines of insurance and analyze their growth prospects in the short and medium term.

In Search of the MVNO Magic Formula
Regional

In Search of the MVNO Magic Formula

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Mid-2016 mobile broadband advisory group 5G Americas spoke of a wave of activity occurring in the MVNO space in Latin America, led by Mexico. It is admittedly a relatively minor wave, since there is little to report from Brazil and Argentina - countries that passed MVNO-specific legislation several years ago and were expected to lead the charge. Nevertheless, in both countries the few licensed MVNOs that are operating do feature in the sector authorities' regular updates, ensuring that no-one loses sight of the model's potential. There are also unexpected developments, like Vodafone targeting Chile and Virgin launching in Ecuador, that could serve to rekindle interest in the model in countries that have yet to dive in with both feet. This report highlights the different evolutionary paths the concept has taken in the Latin American markets where MVNOs have taken hold, and considers whether some of those twists could arise elsewhere in the region.

Mining in Ecuador: A New Dawn
Ecuador

Mining in Ecuador: A New Dawn

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Ecuador is on a serious quest to make its mining framework competitive and win back investor confidence after previous reforms created an unfavorable tax regime and significant uncertainty. Today, two mines are under construction, including what will be the country's first large-scale mine, and a third, the emblematic Fruta del Norte, is set to break ground in 2017. Upcoming presidential elections could bring some changes, but miners are hopeful in the country's growing understanding that mining could become a critical element of the economy.

Can Renewables Gain a Foothold in Colombia's Power Sector?
Colombia

Can Renewables Gain a Foothold in Colombia's Power Sector?

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This report provides an overview of the Colombian power sector and examines the main issues it faces at the start of a new year, including the promotion of alternatives electricity sources, changes to the market model, the expansion of the transmission and distribution (T&D) network, and the supply of natural gas for thermoelectric generators.