Category Archives: Emerging Markets

EMERGING MARKETS: ‘Naked’ CDS worry LatAm policymakers

The controversial instruments were partly blamed for Greece’s debt problems Latin American officials are looking at ‘naked’ credit default swaps (CDS) – instruments allowing investors to insure against a country’s default without actually owning the country’s bonds – with concern, Emerging … Continue reading

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EMERGING MARKETS: Brazilian state expects FDI flood

Brazilian officials see faster growth and a continued flow of foreign direct investment Foreign investment is set to continue to flood into Brazil despite the country’s sharp economic slowdown last year, leading officials told Emerging Markets yesterday. Sergio Gabrielli, secretary … Continue reading

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EMERGING MARKETS: Analysts slam ‘patchwork’ Brazil plan

Will Dilma Rousseff’s fund for infrastructure projects be used to help the government avoid increasing debt levels? Investors and analysts yesterday gave a lukewarm reaction to the announcement by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff of plans to establish a fund for … Continue reading

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EMERGING MARKETS: IPO pipeline set to be unblocked

The number of IPOs in Latin America’s two largest markets is set to increase this year; investors watch with interest Investors are turning slightly more bullish on Brazil while Mexico is suffering in the short-term at least thanks to plans … Continue reading

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EMERGING MARKETS: Infrastructure will underpin PPP boom

Private public partnerships will play an increasingly important role in meeting infrastructure needs Public private partnerships (PPPs) will grow rapidly in coming years as Latin America moves to redress its weakness in infrastructure while its ambitious plans swamp the public … Continue reading

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EMERGING MARKETS: Currency wars and the race to the bottom

Developed economies do all they can to devalue their currencies; Latin American economies fight back Since the financial crisis erupted in 2007, many have slammed the Federal Reserve’s policy of “debasing” the dollar by resorting to zero interest rates and … Continue reading

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EMERGING MARKETS: Brazil’s risk premium ‘is shrinking’

Brazil’s reforms are beginning to gain investors’ trust; some strategists say the country’s stocks are more attractive Investors are ready to put more money to work in the Brazilian stock market in the wake of a series of investor-friendly moves … Continue reading

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EMERGING MARKETS: Latin debt wave may slow down

Issues such as high valuations, financial regulation and threat of rising interest rates could slow debt issuance Appetite for new Latin US dollar debt issuers is expected to remain strong for the next couple of years fuelled by a cocktail … Continue reading

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EMERGING MARKETS: Deleveraging haunts Central Europe

Deleveraging is still very much impacting credit throughout the region which is proving especially vulnerable as most of the banks are foreign owned and retrenching to home markets, complain bankers and economists. Erik Berglof, chief economist at the EBRD, notes … Continue reading

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EMERGING MARKETS: World Bank Latin VP supports capital controls

Trade protectionism should be avoided, but there is space for macro prudential measures when capital flows are creating asset bubbles or distorting FX markets, says Hasan Tuluy, the new vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank. … Continue reading

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