Category Archives: Profit & Loss

PROFIT-LOSS: Latin governments battle upward pressure on FX

Most Latin currencies are nudging up again on domestic consumption and soaring soft commodity prices, which are tempering the effect of weaker hard commodities. The big unknown is government intervention, which is stymying the rise of both the BRL and … Continue reading

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PROFIT-LOSS: Brazil transfers know-how to Chile

Brazil’s exchange, BM&FBOVESPA, and the Santiago Stock Exchange recently signed an agreement to develop Chile’s derivatives market that will lead to more efficient practices, reducing costs and risk. The technology and know-how deal is part of a far-reaching drive for … Continue reading

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PROFIT-LOSS: Brazil gets a grip on its currency

“We have a currency war,” shrieked Brazilian finance minister Guido Mantega in March. A ‘tsunami’ of dollars that had washed up on Brazilian shores has been caused by “a depreciation in the value of the currencies of developed countries, thus … Continue reading

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PROFIT & LOSS: Latin trade partners roll out FX platform

At least three Latin nations are forging ahead with closer links via a common FX trading platform in a move that reinforces their growing financial market and trade connections. The question remains just how fast the take-up of the FX … Continue reading

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