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Ethanol shakes up the energy mix

May 28, 2012

With oil prices rising ever higher, interest in ethanol as a green fuel is growing, with the world's largest economies – Brazil, China and the US – already involved in production.

Jose Olympio Pereira

Credit Suisse looks to regain ground in Brazilian equity market

May 1, 2012

Credit Suisse's co-head of investment banking in Brazil, José Olympio Pereira, discusses the withdrawal of Brasil Travel's anticipated initial public offering and the state of the country's equity capital market, which has not seen a deal for more than six months.


Battlelines are drawn in the fight for Latam's HNWIs

May 1, 2012

Many of Latin America's high-net-worth individuals are repatriating their funds and an increasing number of foreign investors are targeting the region, thanks to its rapidly expanding economy. With such demand for local product providers, domestic firms are finding themselves having to pit their specialist knowledge against the international reach of large foreign banks, making competition tough.

Brazil targets deeper debt capital markets

Brazil targets deeper debt capital markets

May 1, 2012

A buy-and-hold mentality is thwarting Brazil’s debt capital market, limiting access to long-term funding in the country. A number of initiatives have been launched to help deepen the market, but will they help it meet the mounting finance requirements of domestic development projects and local corporates? 

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Emerging markets face currency conundrum

April 2, 2012

A combination of policy intervention in emerging markets and high residual risks in developed markets means volatility in emerging market currencies looks set to continue.

Global banks go back to basics

March 1, 2012

Investors appear to have lost confidence in diversified cross-border banking models, forcing banks to decide what they do best.

Valuation and structural issues keep Brasil Travel from listing

February 13, 2012

Brazilian tourism company Brasil Travel Turismo e Participacoes has withdrawn its plans for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Brazilian stock exchange, leaving uncertainty as to when IPO activity in the country will resume again.

Latam banks lead the liquidity league

January 25, 2012
Top 10 central bank depositors, end-2010

Latin American banks dominate the rankings for deposits with the central bank, providing large liquidity cushions in their countries if needed.

José Graziano da Silva

Private sector is key to ending world hunger

January 3, 2012

Starvation and the effects of a poor diet continue to blight a large percentage of the world's population, despite the fact that enough food is produced to eradicate hunger. It is now time for the private sector to play a bigger role in tackling this problem, which would bring with it economic and humanitarian rewards.

Are emerging market banks more transparent?

December 21, 2011

Banks in emerging markets appear to run greater risks to achieve greater returns. But they may just be more conservative in assessing their risks.

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