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,…

Macri’s Momentum

On coming to power on December 10, Macri took control of a country that had experienced a decade of unorthodox macroeconomic management. The rule of first Nestor, then Cristina Kirchner, had created a number of…

Panama’s Progress Report

There is no other way to put it: Panama is booming. This year the economy is expected to grow by 6%, that’s ten times more than the regional average. But the one-year-old administration of President…