Signs of Life Return to Chile’s Mining Sector

Any investment sleep was wiped from the eyes earlier this year when Goldcorp (TSX: G) opened its chequebook to buy two projects with a big-picture approach that could become the modus operandi for the sector. Goldcorp bought the…

Brazil Tests Investors’ Nerves

Latin America’s largest economy is suffering its worst recession on record and the deepest corruption scandal in its history. Yet investors piled into the Brazilian stockmarket last year when it became clear the market-friendly Temer…

Ignore Trump and Invest in Mexico

It would be fair to say that Donald Trump is not everyone’s cup of tea. In his short spell in office he has picked fights with seven Muslim countries, argued with supposed allies such as…

How Will Brexit Impact Latin America?

What Happened? Britain shocked the world when it voted to leave the European Union. The referendum on the 23rd June resulted in a 52% to 48% vote in favour of leaving, sending out economic and…

Andean Gold Rush Attracts Investors

Despite the immense geological potential, with over 100 million ounces of gold discovered by explorers in recent years, investor interest in Colombia had started to wane due the perception that the government couldn’t permit projects…

A Big Year for Macri’s Argentina

Macri’s early months as president were well received by investors, who applauded his strident attempts to reform Argentina’s sclerotic economy, and voters who wanted a change. However, one year on and the economy is struggling,…

Back on the Radar

Colombia and Ecuador are attracting international mining investors, with each country showing that they can permit modern large-scale mining projects and create attractive investment conditions, writes Paul Harris in Medellin, Colombia… Colombia Despite the immense…

Mexico Scares Investors

It seems a long time ago now but when Enrique Peña Nieto managed to pass a series of structural reforms in late 2013 investor optimism in Mexico peaked. To be fair to Peña Nieto he…

Ecuador Goes to Market

Ecuador tapped international debt markets with a $1billion bond issue. The money comes at a vital time for the earthquake-hit economy that is trapped between low oil prices and the high dollar. The 10.75% coupon…

Argentine Agriculture Bounces Back

Imagine if a government came to power in the UK and declared war on the country’s financial sector. If it imposed huge taxes and economic restrictions to undermine Britain’s leading role in global finance. It…

When is Mexico’s Moment?

Mexico’s economy surprised analysts in the first quarter by beating expectations and growing at an annualised rate of 3.2%. It was a rare bright spot as investors begin to wonder if ‘Mexico’s moment’ is slipping…

Latin America’s Catastrophe Problem

What happened? More than 650 people have died in an earthquake that struck Ecuador’s Pacific coast on Saturday 16th April. With a magnitude of 7.8, it is the most powerful quake to strike the country…

The Resilient Pacific Alliance

For years LatAm INVESTOR has focused on the Pacific Alliance countries of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile. They’ve rewarded our faith and are the strongest performing major economies in the region. With investors running scared,…