Latest articles from Jason Mitchell

Pension fund liberation to boost nascent sector

October 1, 2007

A relaxation of pension funds allocation rules in Latin America will hugely benefit regional private equity investment – but governments must keep better tallies of inflows, says Jason Mitchell in Buenos Aires.

Could Banco del Sur spell end of the IDB?

May 7, 2007

Jason Mitchell reports from Buenos Aires on moves to set up a South American development bank, which are being led by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez.

Argentina looks to Fannie Mae model

January 8, 2007

Greater levels of securitisation or an equivalent of Fannie Mae are needed in order to overcome acute liquidity problems in Argentina’s mortgage market. Jason Mitchell reports from Buenos Aires.

Recovery position

September 4, 2006

Colombia’s capital markets may be on the up but legal barriers are hindering their development. Jason Mitchell reports.

Paltry prospects

September 4, 2006

Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay continues to be dogged by its state-owned status and weak demand for credit. Jason Mitchell reports from Montevideo.

Microcredit hits the big time

August 7, 2006

Banks are considering joining microcredit institutions in offering loans to Argentina’s post-crisis generation of microentrepreneurs. By Jason Mitchell in Buenos Aires.

A lack of lenders

February 6, 2006

Argentine companies are yet to enjoy the benefits of the country’s economic upturn as banks are wary of lending. This may change with the launch of an SME stock market, while bigger enterprises are turning to foreign debt. By Jason Mitchell in Buenos Aires.

Investment grade in reach?

November 7, 2005

Argentina’s economic revival is building confidence in its ability to clinch investment grade in a few years’ time. Jason Mitchell reports from Buenos Aires.

Banking reform will reinforce recovery

April 4, 2005

Uruguay is bouncing back from the economic downturn caused by its over-reliance on Argentina. Tighter banking supervision will be key to maintaining the country’s growth. Jason Mitchell reports from Montevideo.
Uruguayan authorities need to tighten banking supervision if the country is to regain its reputation as a sound financial centre.

Argentina faces long and slow haul to recovery

January 3, 2005

Argentina’s recovery from its debt default is likely to be slow and investors’ lack of confidence over contractual law is not helping. Jason Mitchell reports from Buenos Aires.
Argentina will probably reach an accord with its international creditors next year but is likely to suffer the consequences of its debt default for many years as investment flows stall, productivity falls behind competitor countries and interest rates remain high, which will hamper growth.

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