The Mexican Big Bang
A “Big Bang, the establishment of a new Mexico,” is how the newly appointed head of ProMéxico, Francisco Gonzalez Diaz describes this moment for Latin America’s second largest economy.
Brazil rolls out mega concession program
Minister of Finance Guido Mantega lists economic conditions, tax incentives and figures of a large underserved market to convince investors to participate in a $200 billion concession program to be announced Tuesday in New York.
A record-breaking year for M&A deals
Most of the acquired companies were in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Most of the acquirers were in Brazil, the US and -- surprisingly -- in Colombia. Trends and data drawn from the Latin Business Chronicle 2012 Latin America’s top 100 M&A ranking.
Top 50 Energy Companies
From Petrobras to Comgas, a who's who in the oil and gas industry and in the electricity business
Infrastructure bids in Latin America
More than $31.6 billion in 20 major infrastructure bids which are open in 7 countries, are listed in the new Latin Business Chronicle Infrastructure Guide. Descriptions, deadlines and contacts for each bid.
How Petrobras Compares
Petrobras outperforms foreign oil giants, but lags Ecopetrol in revenue and profit growth.
Chevron, Software, Banking
The Ecuador lawsuit against Chevron gets even bigger, Colombia best on software piracy and second-best on banking.
PDVSA: More Contradictions
PDVSA's 2009 profits are half of what company president Rafael Ramirez said they were only a few months ago.
The Mystery of PDVSA
Experts doubt PDVSA’s preliminary profit figures for last year as the market awaits the company's official 2009 report.
Venezuela Oil: Worse Shape
The Venezuelan economy may be in far worse shape than officially announced, and in a weaker position to face the present sharp fall in oil export revenue.
Chavez' Temporary Victory
Despite his referendum win, Hugo Chavez will likely be ousted by popular vote in 2012, experts predict.
PDVSA Finances Suffer
Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA will likely have to cut staff as a result of falling revenues and growing costs, risk analysts warn.
Venezuela Boom Slows Down
Falling oil prices mean weaker economic growth for Venezuela, but inflation will likely to grow at record levels.
Brazil: New Oil Company?
Will Brazil create a new state oil company that will undermine Petrobras? Three experts share their insights.
Biofuels: Strong Potential
Sugarcane ethanol from Latin America needs to be an integral part of the United States’ energy strategy.
Colombia's Legal Boom
A growing economy and increased foreign investment is boosting Colombia's legal sector.
Thanks to an angry and authoritarian president, Ecuador will see less private investment and more poverty.
Oxy Denies Peru Blame
Occidental is blamed for environmental damage in Peru - nearly a decade after it left and transferred operations to another company.
Mexico: A Light Energy Reform?
Although too light for many foreign oil companies, the proposed reform of Pemex is a smart effort by President Felipe Calderon at this point.
Pemex, Chevron, Nicaragua
Mexico's energy bill, environmental award gets it wrong, Nicaragua's old Ortega is back, James Bond gets help and more.
It is not Chevron which should be sued for environmental damages in Ecuador, but the country's own state oil company.
PDVSA: Financial Collapse?
PDVSA's dispute with Exxon Mobil isn't the only problem for the company. Falling profits and production are posing even greater challenges.
Petrobras: A Latin Model?
Can Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras serve as a model for Mexico and Venezuela? Three experts share their perspectives.
Ecuador Oil: What's Next?
Will foreign oil companies agree to radical changes in their Ecuador contracts before the March 8 deadline?
Venezuela: "For Now"
Venezuela's economy may look good “Por Ahora,” but a change in external conditions may cast a dark pall over the oil-fueled economy.
Argentina: YPF's Outlook
Repsol's sale of a minority stake in YPF to Eskenazi's Peterson Group will benefit the company, experts say.
Argentina: What Now?
Argentina urgently needs several reforms, but they may not happen under Cristina Fernandez, experts say.
Argentina Outlook Q&A
Latin Business Chronicle asks leading experts about the outlook for changes in Argentina, including debt and energy policies.
Ecuador Oil: More Trouble Ahead
President Correa's oil policies will result in more disputes with foreign companies and reduced oil production, experts predict.
Ecuador's Oil Paradox
Ecuador, already hostile to foreign companies, advocates a novel oil policy. Meanwhile, Chevron sets the record straight.
Latin America Oil: Winners & Losers
Colombia is among the main beneficiaries of the growing "resource nationalism" in neighboring countries. A closer look at Latin America's top oil producers.
CAFTA Disputes Grow
Trade and business grows in CAFTA. But so will the number of disputes, experts warn.
Brazil: Foreign Trade Boom
Trade with China leads to a record surplus, but business groups want more trade with the US and Europe as well.
The age of ethanol?
Brazil has shown the world that biofuels can be used to reduce dependence on petroleum. But will other Latin American nations follow its lead?