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AMLO's Plans for Mexico's Oil & Gas Sector
Mexico

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Mexico's president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) faces many challenges in the oil sector, such as how to increase production, fuel processing and reduce gasoline imports, without sacrificing exports, a valuable source of government revenue. There is also a lot of doubt about how he will achieve these aims in the context of the energy reform he has often criticized. Read this report for more.

Brazil: Infrastructure Key Topic in Uncertain Election
Brazil

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In Brazil around 7,000 infrastructure projects are stalled. Whoever wins the October elections will encounter numerous institutional, regulatory and budgetary challenges to get them moving. But what are the candidates saying about infrastructure? Read this report to find out.

How Peru's Financial Services Industry Weathers Political Storms
Peru

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The Peruvian financial services industry is making a strong comeback this year despite major corruption scandals that led to the resignation of the country's president and the ousting of the justice minister. In this Intelligence Series report, we look at the fundamentals of the industry, as well as its near-term and future outlook.

Bright Ideas? AMLO's Electric Power Plans
Mexico

Bright Ideas? AMLO's Electric Power Plans

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Mexico's president-elect has given out mixed signals for the electricity sector, while his pick for the head of state utility CFE has provoked surprise and controversy.

Convergent Services in Argentina: Ironing Out the Last Few Wrinkles
Argentina

Convergent Services in Argentina: Ironing Out the Last Few Wrinkles

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Argentine telcos suffered more than a decade with their telephony prices frozen, and could well have got used to having to wait for legislative change. However, in the blink of an eye (relatively speaking) telcos have been authorized to add TV services and the merger of Telecom and Cablevisión has been approved. Still under discussion are the promises of allowing DTH services for telcos and spectrum for co-operatives, and these processes are still battling the sluggishness that we are more familiar with. But it's often the case that a change in one plane forces us to treat other areas differently, and the Telecom-Cablevisión merger could be one such lens in this market. And despite impressive service penetration levels in major conurbations, the government continues to address the task of connecting provincial towns through Arsat and improving ICT literacy across the population.

AMLO: Friend or Foe for Mining in Mexico?
Mexico

AMLO: Friend or Foe for Mining in Mexico?

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Mexico's left-wing president-elect Andrés López, or AMLO, will take the reins at a key moment for the country's mining industry, with a metals price-driven rebound beginning to gain traction. The Morena party leader's landslide election victory was driven by pledges to help the poor and tackle corruption. How he seeks to achieve these goals, coupled with his approach to areas such as workers' rights, the environment, security and taxes, will have a major bearing on the trajectory of Mexico's nascent mining recovery.

New Investment Opportunities in Highways in Latin America
Regional

New Investment Opportunities in Highways in Latin America

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There are road opportunities in stable, mature markets with good investment climates, such as Colombia, Mexico and Chile today, but Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay and Argentina are also opening up with new projects and regulatory plans. Read this report for details.

Take Advantage: Newly Launched Investment Incentives in LatAm Energy
Argentina,Bolivia,...

Take Advantage: Newly Launched Investment Incentives in LatAm Energy

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Gas Energy Latin America (GELA) in this report for Business News Americas, analyzes and details the investment opportunities that could be realized in the next two to three years, based on the new incentives and privatization processes, sales of assets and formation of public-private partnerships in seven main economies in Latin America.

BigTech: The Coming Disruption of Latin America's Banking Sector
Regional

BigTech: The Coming Disruption of Latin America's Banking Sector

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Not all disruptions are the same: while fintechs still depend on traditional banks and insurers for customer data and funding, tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook and Latin America's own MercadoLibre have deep pockets, are experts in data processing and analytics, and have a ready-made customer base in their marketplace or social network ecosystems.

Mining in Colombia: Fortune Favors the Bold
Colombia

Mining in Colombia: Fortune Favors the Bold

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Colombia's president elect Iván Duque has pledged to cut corporate taxes, lessen bureaucracy and reduce legal uncertainty for foreign investors. This is positive news for mining as the country has large, untapped mineral resources that require a stable regulatory framework to unlock their potential.

Offshore Latin America: Activity is Up, Despite Political Doubts
Regional

Offshore Latin America: Activity is Up, Despite Political Doubts

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Higher oil prices, greater efficiencies, and regulatory adjustments introduced in several countries are driving new investment in the offshore areas of the region. The epicenter of activity is in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Brazilian pre-salt, but interest is also growing in Guyana, where discoveries are surpassing expectations. Read this report to understand the state of offshore in Latin America today, and where it is headed.

How Latin America's Ad Industry is Going Digital
Regional

How Latin America's Ad Industry is Going Digital

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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

Ecuador Opening Door to O&G Investment

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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
Regional

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.