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How Latin America's Ad Industry is Going Digital
Regional

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The advent of digital media has greatly increased segmentation of content, and hence segmentation of the consumers who view it. Our online activity leaves many clues as to what kinds of segment each one of us belongs to, and on platforms like Google and Facebook they are not even clues, but facts that we actively dictate to the system. With so many audience types, content types and media formats to distribute between so many brands, it was inevitable that technology would come to have a role in coordinating this market. This report describes how this process is playing out in Latin America.

Ecuador Opening Door to O&G Investment
Ecuador

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Ecuador continues to move towards a more market-based approached in its oil sector. Read this report to find out about the OPEC nation's latest developments, and to get a sense of what is next.

Building the Backbone: The Latin American Transmission Riddle
Will Mexico Adopt a More Statist Approach to Infrastructure?
Mexico

Will Mexico Adopt a More Statist Approach to Infrastructure?

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The candidates for the Mexican presidency agreed that the fight against corruption and greater transparency in public procurement are the main challenges in the development of the infrastructure that the country needs. Read this report to understand infrastructure in Mexico under new leadership.

Mexico's Banks on Standby Mode amid Electoral, Trade Uncertainty
Mexico

Mexico's Banks on Standby Mode amid Electoral, Trade Uncertainty

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Weak economic growth and rising inflation, along with unease about the July 1 general election and Nafta negotiations, have slowed the pace of lending. In this Intelligence Series report, BNamericas takes an in-depth look at the Mexican banking sector.

Feeding Our Addiction to Video: Pay TV and OTT in Latin America
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Feeding Our Addiction to Video: Pay TV and OTT in Latin America

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Thanks to the increasing number of means through which video content can be delivered to audiences, and the increasing number of screens in our lives, consultancies point to an increasing amount of time dedicated to viewing TV and video content per day. A recent study by Tivo put the average time spent watching video content at more than four hours per day in Latin America, and sales of TV sets are also on the rise, particularly smart TVs and units capable of 4K resolution. This report analyzes how the telcos, content providers and OTT operators are jostling for a piece of the action in this booming market.

Mining in Peru: Putting the Pieces Together
Peru

Mining in Peru: Putting the Pieces Together

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Peru is one of the best places to invest in mining in Latin America with a stable legal framework, firm respect for private property and excellent geological potential. Political stability and rising metals prices are helping to boost investment plans for 2018 and beyond. At the same time, a new approach to community development could help unlock stalled projects.

LatAm Wind Power on Track to Double Capacity in Next Four Years
What Now for Venezuela and its Oil Sector?
Venezuela

What Now for Venezuela and its Oil Sector?

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After the recent election results in Venezuela securing another six years of the same government, one important question is, what happens to the failing oil sector in the country? Can we expect a new direction, or more of the same? Read the report to find out.

Mining in Chile: Back to the Future
Chile

Mining in Chile: Back to the Future

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Higher copper prices and a new political outlook have brought optimism back to Chile's mining sector. This report outlines the new government's take on supporting investment and the country's growing project pipeline, as well as the main challenges to development.

Will Currency Crisis Derail Argentina's Ambitious Infrastructure Program?
LatAm M&A Slows in Year of Political Uncertainity
Argentina,Brazil,...

LatAm M&A Slows in Year of Political Uncertainity

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Mergers and acquisitions slowed during the first four months of the year in Latin America, suggesting uncertainty generated by the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico and Brazil. Read this report to get to the heart of what is happening in M&A in the region.

When ICT Bridges the Gap between Doctors and Patients

When ICT Bridges the Gap between Doctors and Patients

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Tech vendor Infor notes that healthcare is becoming a consumer industry, with more and more options for patients, and service providers are turning increasingly to technology solutions to stand out from the crowd. While this may apply more to private sector health organizations, governments too see ICT as a major part of the solution to issues such as staff and equipment shortages, not to mention dealing with national crises such as epidemics. In this report BNamericas compares some of the major e-health programs in Latin America and asks vendors about forthcoming trends.

Iron Ore in Latin America: Projects Making a Cautious Comeback
Brazil,Chile,...

Iron Ore in Latin America: Projects Making a Cautious Comeback

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Iron ore prices are somewhat more stable after the commodities down cycle, though they have not recovered as well as other base metals. Still, some Brazilian and Peruvian projects have been recently reactivated and are set to keep Latin American production on the rise, though many still face challenges.

Metro Projects on the Rise Throughout Latin America
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Metro Projects on the Rise Throughout Latin America

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There are about twenty major metro projects in Latin America, from Santo Domingo and San José in the north to Santiago in the south. These initiatives alone are worth US$30 billion. Read this report to understand the state of these massive infrastructure projects, how they are being developed and financed, and what to expect in the coming years.

Banking in Brazil: Economic Growth Underpins Healthier Outlook
Brazil

Banking in Brazil: Economic Growth Underpins Healthier Outlook

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Brazil's loan portfolio will sees its first expansion this year since 2014 as the country continues to rebound from the disastrous downturn of 2015 and 2016. The improvement of the labor market, a sharp decline in inflation and interest rates, and lower levels of household debt all bode well for the financial system. Read this report for more.

LNG in LatAm Gains Importance as Domestic Production Stagnates
ICT Island-hopping: How the Caribbean is Harmonizing Tech Readiness

ICT Island-hopping: How the Caribbean is Harmonizing Tech Readiness

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The presence of two large operator groups in the Caribbean, Digicel and Liberty Latin America, means more and more markets are being served by firms that can draw on technology and knowhow attained elsewhere. This is good news in a sub-region with so many varied and dispersed markets. But the task of bringing all markets in line is immense, and any extra help is welcome. Industry associations CANTO and the CTU have stepped up to the mark to guide this harmonization process, often in partnership with multilateral financing groups like the IDB and the World Bank.

The Electric Power Sector in Macri's Argentina
Argentina

The Electric Power Sector in Macri's Argentina

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This report examines Argentine president Mauricio Macri's most important energy reforms, their impact on the electric power sector so far, and the challenges that lie ahead amid the broader reopening of the economy.

Designing Resilient Infrastructure in Latin America
Chile

Designing Resilient Infrastructure in Latin America

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Natural disasters and climate change put pressure on budgets in infrastructure development. This report explores the cost of natural disasters on basic infrastructure in Latin America, and underlines what countries and companies are doing and should do to develop resilient infrastructure.