The rejection of Colombia’s peace agreement via the October 2016 referendum has put the Santos government on the back foot and weakened its chances of achieving fiscal reform. Without this, the country's economy may struggle to attract much-needed foreign investment, writes Jason Mitchell.
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A dearth of greenfield infrastructure opportunities combined with unsupportive governments have burst the public-private partnership bubble in western Europe, with deal flow decreasing dramatically from its peak in 2007. Stefanie Linhardt reports on whether this trend will prove to be terminal.
Investment into Africa has usually been the preserve of developed world firms seeking extra yield for their portfolios. However, in the past few years more and more money has been poured into African projects by local investors as African wealth increases.
Latin America's infrastructure gap is wide and deep, but a new wave of crucial projects are finally starting to fill the void. The Banker takes a look at some high-impact developments that look set to help the region's trade, energy and urbanisation needs.
For too long, Latin America has been thwarted by its infrastructure deficit. Finally, the launch of several major projects and myriad small but no less significant ones, suggests that it is doing something about this.
The finance minister of Paraguay, German Rojas, is keep to continue the country's impressive economic performance of recent years, but is fully aware that to do this the state of its crumbling infrastructure must be addressed.
The funding of infrastructure projects by institutional investors is a topic being hotly debated right now. While the hurdles for institutional parties looking at such opportunities are many, there is a growing feeling that in such a low-interest-rate environment, their potentially high yields make them worth the risk and effort.