In this report

Despite lower commodity prices, slower economies and higher rates, Latin American debt markets, including Mexico and Brazil, may still continue their good roll

Demand for debt is strong, despite talk of a slowdown

Widening deficits and slow growth do not spell doom and gloom for the region

Market challenges abound despite high growth

The allure of Latin American corporate debt lies in the diversity of issuers and the potential for higher returns

Wagons of a freight train are seen after filling with cereal grain at the rail terminal of America Latina Logistica
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Disaster averted in Brazil’s post World Cup land of mergers and acquisitions

Volatility has stopped deals being done but that is about to end

Investors vie for drill licence in Mexico

Equity funds eye the reformed energy sector

Richard Lapper

Richard Lapper: Raw materials lose their allure

This year’s fall in prices has confirmed what most equity investors have known for some time: a decade-long bonanza is over

Finance minister Guido Mantega
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Brazil achieves a hollow victory in ‘currency wars’

The weak real has not delivered the surge in competitiveness that many hoped for

Ambitious plans to transform Colombia

Hopes that private sector will invest in infrastructure programme

Market fears Venezuela’s socialist regime could default

Falling oil prices and Caracas’s apparent inability to respond to them, have investors worried

Talks to resolve Argentina’s sovereign debt battle face a number of hurdles

Optimism over government negotiations with holdout creditors is tempered by widespread litigation and bondholder manoeuvring