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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

The Rapid Decline of PDVSA

Production is too low and too little of it is commercially driven, resulting in a need for more cash.

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.

PDVSA, World Cup, Cartagena

Mercosur advances to the quarter finals, PDVSA continues to delay annual report.

Venezuela: Rotten Food in a Rotten Revolution

The spoiled food scandal is only the latest blow to Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA.

PDVSA's Credibility Problem

PDVSA’s chief Rafael Ramirez faces a huge credibility problem over his investment plans.

PDVSA Issues Delayed Report

PDVSA finally releases its 2008 report, but doubts remain over its production figures.

PDVSA: Where's the 2008 Report?

PDVSA is several months delayed in releasing its audited annual report and an unaudited version is sowing doubts.

Nationalization Worsens PDVSA's Finances

Venezuela's recent nationalizations will worsen PDVSA's finances and scare off new investment, experts warn.

Energy: Brazil, Colombia Best Outlook

Brazil, Colombia and Trinidad offer the best potential this year among energy markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, experts say.

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.

Emerson Boosts Latin Sales

Latin America sales for Emerson are growing swiftly thanks to markets like Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

Latin America's Top 500 Companies

Brazil and energy dominate the ranking of Latin America's top 500 companies.

Transparency: Pemex Best, PDVSA Worst

When it comes to transparency about revenues and anti-corruption programs, Pemex is best in Latin America, while PDVSA is worst.

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