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MexicoOne of the most attractive emerging markets in the world 13.07.2012 Behind the gory headlines lies a country with strong economic growth and surprisingly prudent management. Here’s why Mexico could be one of the most attractive emerging markets in the world Mexico Growth Prospects Remain Positive Despite Weaker Data 12.07. 2012 Mexico economy seen slowing heading into the second half. Blame the U.S. on this one. Sorry Brazil, Investors Prefer Mexico 10.07.2012 For a growing number of portfolio investors, Brazil has been replaced by Mexico.
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Alternative bioenergy M&A picks up steam in LatAm
- Ethanol deals wait for better days
Alternative bioenergy crops could drive the next big wave of M&A in Latin America, much like sugarcane drove activity during the ethanol boom in the early 2000s, according to industry sources.
European Bank Crisis
-How will it affect Latin America?
European banks provide 45% of all the external credit lines to LatAm. Could a pullback from their international lending activities affect the operations of LatAm companies?
Other News from Latin AmericaBrazil Stocks Erase Gains, Slump On Foreign Investor Exit
Source: Alternative Latin Investor, 13.04.2012
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The Alternative Latin Investor Issue #14 is focusing on Investing in Mexico. Below some of the other content of issue #14. LAWEA pronounces 2012 ‘The Year of Wind,’ we explain how investors can publicly trade private equity in Mexico, as well as an in-depth update of foreign land regulation in Brazil and Argentina.
Special Issue: Investing in Mexico
Renewabale Energy: 2012: LatAm’s Year of Wind Energy
Agriculture Business:Red Roses, Blue Skies: A glimpse at the LatAm flower industry
HF: What Hedge Funds Association (HFA) members have to say about LatAm
Emerging Markets: How Will European Banks’ problems affect Latin America
Profiles:Investing in Argentina: A legal Perspective
Forex:Trading LatAm currencies in 2012
Private Equity CKD: Public Private Equity
Latin American Art
Regulation: Rural Land Laws – Brazil and Argentina
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Source: AlternativeLatinInvestor 24.02.2012
September 2, 2011 • 1:59 am 0
Alternative Latin Investor August 2011 – Issue 11 Premium Launch Issue
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Growing M&A Activity between Asia and Latin America?
Latin American Venture Capital: Lessons Learned from China
Be careful What You Wish For- A Brazilian Cautionary Tale
Cuipo: Saving the Rainforest One Meter at a Time
Nuts: Crops that Grow Well in LatAm
Entering The Brazilian Agribusiness Sector (Premium)
Mezzanine Financing for LatAm’s Infrastructure
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Fine Art Funds: Taking the Soul Out of Art Investing?
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Airlift Encourages Latin America to reach for the skies
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Read full report Can China´s Savers save the world
Source: BlackRock / Carral Sierra, 12.07.2011
July 13, 2011 • 11:35 pm 0
China ha experimentado en años recientes un rápido crecimiento impulsado por el crédito, el cual ha sido un factor importante en la recuperación económica global. Sin embargo:
Opiniones del BlackRock Investment Institute: ¿Puede el Ahorro de China Salvar al Mundo?
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Source: Black Rock / Carral Sierra, 12.07.2011
July 13, 2011 • 3:58 am 0
There has been a rise in violent crime in some areas, but the country is still a good place for business, says John Paul Rathbone
Competition, once an infrequent and timid visitor, is making a loud return, says Adam Thomson
The PRI is tipped to regain the presidency but it is not all plain sailing, writes Adam Thomson
Advanced manufacturing skills are boosting exports, writes Adam Thomson
Differences persist on guns, drugs and illegal migrants, says Anna Fifield
Technical and other alterations facilitate business, reports Adam Thomson
The nation’s tourism industry is working hard to persuade visitors there is more to discover, writes Adam Thomson
A string of liberal social reforms during the past few years has led some observers to rename Mexico’s capital ‘Marcelona’, writes Adam Thomson
FT Special Report, 13.07.2011
April 21, 2011 • 8:26 am 0
Alternative Latin Investor April 2011 – Issue 9- Latin American Art Cuban Visions Event
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March 22, 2011 • 1:02 am 0
Local pension funds took big stakes
MEXICO CITY, March 21 (Reuters) – Mexico‘s stock exchange listed the country’s first real estate investment trust last week, allowing investors to make big bets on the local property market.
The sale of shares in the first real estate investment trust (REIT) in Mexico came after years of frustration that saw the current deal stumble last month before finally reaching investors.
If Mexico’s REITs prove to be successful, the securities could give local property markets a big capital injection.
Fibra UNO (FUNO11.MX), the maiden REIT named for its acronym in Spanish, was rebuffed in February by investors unwilling to pay the asking price, but the deal was retooled and listed on the local exchange on Thursday.
“Mexico is taking on a new life, becoming more dynamic,” Luis Tellez, head of the Mexican Stock Exchange (BOLSAA.MX), told Reuters shortly after the security was listed.
Mexico financial markets are not as vibrant as those in Brazil where REITs have deep roots but Tellez said this week’s REIT listing was a sign of things to come.
“We are not at the level of Brazil but we are much more dynamic than we were,” he said.
The REIT sold roughly $300 million worth of shares with about a third bought by foreigners and the rest by domestic investors. The February book was roughly split between foreign and domestic investors.
Investors took hold of 43.7 percent of the trust – or 185,385,543 shares valued at 19.5 Mexican pesos each. The fund will hold a basket of 16 properties located in several states across the country.
REITs are seen as an efficient way to inject capital into property markets because they spread the risk and costs of long-term building projects across many tradeable shares.
Mexico’s 15 private pensions and their $115 billion in assets are likely to continue to be a source of funding for REIT investments. For an analysis on the Mexico pension funds and REIT
REIT AND RE-REIT
The local advisors behind the deal, Protego Asesores, went back to the drawing board after the first offer was rejected and eventually enticed investors with a 10 percent discount.
The property owners also agreed to swap some of their properties for equity in the REIT rather than get paid in cash, as another way to smooth the deal, Protego Asesores said.
Turmoil in North Africa and the earthquake in Japan made this a difficult time for the deal but the advisors wanted to conclude it quickly to put an end to 18-months of work.
“We’ve always said that the real estate market in Mexico cannot grow as it should without investment from the private market,” said Augusto Arellano, director of Protego Asesores.
“You cannot have healthy real estate growth if you simply rely on private funding, and we knew that was on our side.”
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FRAUD – Brazil – Steering Clear of the Potholes
Brazil has committed to billions of dollars worth of infrastructure investments in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The opportunities for international suppliers, contractors and investors are considerable. So, too, are the risks of fraud.
Vander Giordano, Sao Paulo & Allie Nichols, New York GO TO FULL STORY
CORRUPTION – Colombia – Battling Fraud & Corruption
By leveraging public outrage, the new administration of President Juan Manuel Santos has an opportunity to change Colombia’s “anything goes” culture and attack the scourge of corruption with a new sense of purpose.
Andrés Otero, Miami & Ernesto Carrasco, Bogota GO TO FULL STORY
PRIVATE BANKING – The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
For private bankers, there’s nothing more enticing than the prospect of landing a wealthy foreign client, but the client’s background and source of funds must be carefully analyzed. Often, only an enhanced due diligence will identify the risks.
John Price, Miami GO TO FULL STORY
LAND RIGHTS – Brazil – Sending the Wrong Message
Turning back the clock, the Brazilian government tightens land rights legislation, restricting land purchases for foreign companies and individuals. Real Estated
Paulo Sérgio Franco & Scheila Santos São Paulo GO TO FULL STORY
Source: Kroll, 14.12.2010
December 4, 2010 • 2:25 am 0
Alternative Latin Investor Issue 7 November/December 2010 click here for a free issue Issue 7
Source: Alternative Latin Investor 02.12.2010