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Latin America: Investor News Letter 17 November 2012

Mexico

Slim Acquires Controlling Stake in Real Oviedo, El Pais Reports

Billionaire Carlos Slim agreed to invest 2 million euros ($2.5 million) to acquire a controlling stake in Spain’s soccer team Real Oviedo, newspaper El Pais reported today.

Mexico lawmaker introduces bill to legalize marijuana
Sherwin-Williams to buy Mexico’s Comex for $2.34 billion
Mexico Third-Quarter GDP Rose at Slowest Pace in Over Year
Cemex Latam Falls in Bogota After $1.14 Billion Initial Sale
Mexican banks invest domestically
Mexico: Investors’ New China
TransCanada to build, operate Mexican natural gas pipeline; will invest US$1B

 

Brazil

Top names drop off list of Thyssen Americas bidders

FRANKFURT – Several top steelmakers are sitting out ThyssenKrupp’s auction of its U.S. and Brazilian mills and there appears little interest in the latter, suggesting the German firm may fall well short of its $9 billion asking price.

Eletrobras to take over bankrupt Brazil power utility
Cuba opens sugar sector to foreign management
Microsoft’s investment in Brazil to spur Rio research boom-execs
Telecom Italia looking at GVT, other opportunities
Wuhan Steel shelves plans to build Brazil mill
A new wave of Brazilian infrastructure investment
Brazil’s Itaqui port plans $3.2 billion upgrade
Rio Olympics, World Cup at risk with royalty bill, governor warns

 

Latin America

Paving the Way  High-­Tech Financial Infrastructure Hits LatAm

Foreign market leaders such as Fidessa, Direct Edge and Navatar are challenging local providers in the race to meet the booming region’s needs. The growth in size and sophistication of LatAm capital markets has both fueled and been fueled by the implementation of high-tech financial infrastructure in the region, as the hardware and software that have  been the foundation …

 Latin American yields fall further in a warning to bond investors
Impoverished Iberians, booming Latin America eye new relations
Africa and Latin America Still Fight Vulture Funds
More LatAm ETFs Your Broker Forgot to Mention
UN asks LatAm firms to grow with social responsibility
Private Equity Lures Pensioners as Bond Yields Sink
Argentina’s Debt Restructuring Argument Could Be Very Significant For The Global Economy
Argentina’s YPF 3rd-Quarter Profit Down 51% on Year at $159 Million
Bolivia Returns to the Global Bond Market
Chile pension fund-ordered estimate lowers Endesa Latam asset value
Chilean regulator to put new limits on pension fund investments
Germany’s Solarstrom enters Latin America with 2MW in Chile
Colombia opens criminal probe into Interbolsa collapse
Colombia’s Interbolsa brokerage to be liquidated
Public-Private Partnerships in Colombia: Scaling-up Results
Paraguay, Worst LatAm Economic Result of 2012
Peru May Invest About $5.2 Billion in Water, Wastewater Projects
Aeropuertos del Peru mulling over opportunities in Brazil and Chile
Overseeing Peru’s international appeal at ProInversión

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Latin America: Investors Newsletter 8 June 2012- Alternative Latin Investor

Get Out of the Shade -Gaining Exposure to LatAm Renewables
With LatAm’s regional renewables sector so nascent, there is a consensus among the industry and investment experts with whom ALI spoke that the best way to gain exposure to its growth is through sector- and region-focused funds and, in some cases, focused equity plays.

Global Forex Recap & LatAm speaking with City Credit Capital
Uncertainty in Europe, elections in the US, and the threat of escalating ‘currency wars’ are all key global issues likely to influence Latin American foreign exchange markets in the near future…

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Spanish Investors “priorities” in Latam: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina

According to the Spanish insurer Credito y Caucion one of the reasons for this relegation can be tracked to market size, described as “relatively small”.

Not surprisingly among those Spanish corporations with interests in Latinamerica, Brazil is the “maximum priority”; 69% according to the poll.

The report under the heading of “A complex panorama: investment and trade in Latinamerica”, points out that Mexico and Argentina with 48% and 40% respectively complete the priority list for corporations with interests in the region.

A chapter from the report reveals that half of the 300 corporations surveyed at world level said the Latinamerican investment option was geared mainly because of the significant slowdown of developed countries markets.

Besides 61% of corporations interviewed expect sales to in the region to increase at an annual average above 6% until 2011, and 59% believe profits will follow “a similar tendency.

Source: Mercopress, 27.11.2008

69% DE LAS EMPRESAS DARÁ MÁXIMA PRIORIDAD A BRASIL, 48% A MEXICO, EN LOS PRÓXIMOS TRES AÑOS

* El 69% de las empresas con intereses en Latinoamérica dará máxima prioridad a Brasil en los próximos tres años. México (48%) y Argentina (40%) completan la lista de los principales mercados.
* Más de la mitad de las empresas que aborda la zona lo hace influenciada por la desaceleración de sus mercados tradicionales.

Madrid, 27 de noviembre de 2008.
El 69% de las empresas con intereses en Latinoamérica señala a Brasil como mercado prioritario en su estrategia en los próximos tres años. De acuerdo con las conclusiones del estudio “Un panorama complejo, la inversión y el comercio en Latinoamérica”, México (48%) y Argentina (40%) completan la lista de los principales mercados que centrarán la expansión empresarial a medio plazo. Chile, considerado como el mercado con el mejor entorno operativo, es prioritario sólo para el 22%, probablemente debido a su relativamente pequeño mercado interno. El 53% de las empresas que aborda la zona lo hace influenciada por la desaceleración de sus mercados tradicionales.
El informe del Grupo Atradius, que opera en España, Portugal y Brasil a través de Crédito y Caución, ha sido elaborado en colaboración con la Economist Intelligence Unit, el departamento de investigación del semanario británico de noticias y asuntos internacionales de The Economist. Para ello se ha tenido en cuenta la opinión de más de 300 empresas de todo el mundo que comercian con Latinoamérica o planean hacerlo.

El informe destaca el marco existente en Brasil y México mientras otros importantes mercados de la región, como Venezuela y Argentina, aún deben confrontar el aumento de inflación y la percepción de la inestabilidad política. Perú y Chile aparecen bien valorados en lo que se refiere a las facilidades para operar que conceden a las empresas extranjeras, estabilidad económica y política, gobierno corporativo, ordenamiento jurídico y ausencia de controversias comerciales.
El 61% de las empresas que han participado en el estudio prevé que su cifra de negocio en la región crezca por encima del 6% en los próximos tres años. El 59% espera la misma tendencia para sus beneficios.
“Latinoamérica tiene mucho que ofrecer a las empresas que buscan nuevos mercados para su expansión. Dispone de una población joven y en crecimiento sensible a la importación de bienes de consumo. Además, las reformas de los últimos años siguen mejorando la estabilidad económica y política en gran parte de la región”, explicó el máximo ejecutivo (CEO) del Grupo Atradius, Isidoro Unda.

Fuente: Grupo Atradius, 27.11.2008

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