Americas Regional Report 2015

  • Ride the rollercoaster

    The IFLR1000’s Chris Cooper assesses the risks and opportunities in a vibrant region

  • Pulling together

    The Latin American Integrated Market (MILA) could be a huge opportunity for companies in the region, but it will rely on regulators’ determination to cooperate. The president of Colombia’s securities exchange discusses its progress

  • Addressing market needs

    Brazil’s regulators are looking to overcome a market slump and increasing regional competition by simplifying rules and streamlining listing processes

  • Basel III tool kit

    Latin American countries’ adoption of Basel III is leading to the rise of AT1s as a financing tool for banks, as well as an investment vehicle for international funds

  • Banking’s technology challenges

    The electronic contract market continues to grow. But its rise has caused concern, as regulation fails to keep up. The financial industry will also have to adapt if it hopes to compete

  • Chile: energy to regulate

    Energy reforms are opening up the country’s energy market to investment and competition. And as the country strives for energy independence, the reforms are being clarified and new projects are being approved

  • Colombia’s regulatory pipeline

    The country is gearing up for new regulation and products that will make the jurisdiction more attractive and easier to operate in. Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría's Juan Fernando Gaviria and Carolina Duque explain how

  • Costa Rica emerges from the crowd

    BLP's Adriana Castro and Adelina Villalobos explain why the presence of the country's free trade zone since 1980 has helped to make it one of the most desirable capital destinations in the region

  • Dominican Republic updates to attract FDI

    By modernising its legal framework, the country has become a leader in the Caribbean. Guzmán Ariza's Fabio J Guzmán-Saladín and Fabio J Guzmán-Ariza explain why its FDI prospects continue to grow

  • Making room in Central America

    El Salvador’s banking market has been growing more competitive and attractive over the last decade. Oscar Samour Santillana of Consortium Centro America Abogados analyses whether the banking sector must diversify and make room for new players

  • Nicaragua: open for investment

    Alvarado y Asociados's Gloria Maria de Alvarado and Favio Josué Batres P explain why the country offers opportunities for investors looking for an entry point into Latin America

  • Panama: staying ahead

    As the country gets set to complete the expansion of the canal, hopes are high for increased trade and development. Arias Fabrega & Fabrega's Ricardo M Arango explains why

  • Opportunity knocks in Uruguay

    Long term stability and government tax incentives have helped attract foreign investors. Martin Litwak of Litwak & Partners analyses the project finance and fund formation opportunities helping continue the trend