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BANKING: The week in 10 stories
BNamericas provides a brief roundup of the most important banking stories of the week in Latin America.
INFRASTRUCTURE: The week in 10 stories
The week's headlines included tender announcements, stories on corruption probes and delays at large infrastructure projects.
Colombia to invest over US$500mn in airports in 2018-2020
Authorities highlight that investment in infrastructure in this sector has exceeded US$1.7bn.
Colombia to invest over US$500mn in airports in 2018-20
Authorities highlight that investment in infrastructure in this sector has exceeded US$1.7bn.
Entel Peru calls for overhaul of rules
Entel Peru says that the surge in data requires the regulator to update the interconnection, on-net, off-net rules.
Dominican Republic ratings affirmed, outlook remains stable
We estimate the country's GDP per capita at US$7,420 in 2017. The Dominican Republic posted real GDP growth of 6.7% in 2016, and its 7.1%...
Moody's: Economic growth set to help Argentina's sub-sove...
Moody's expects a real GDP growth in Argentina to pick up to 3% for 2017 and 2018. In turn, the recovery of economic growth should...
Public sector accounts for 20% of Dell EMC Brazil revenues
According to the company's Brazil enterprise unit president, contracts surpass 25,000, but only 700 of the total relate to major companies.
WATER: The week in 10 stories
This week, we feature major waterworks stories in five countries.
METALS: The week in 10 stories
BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important Metals news in Latin America.
Panasonic aiming to bring automotive, industrial tech, Io...
The company is expanding its B2B offerings with security surveillance cameras and projectors and plans to bring energy efficiency and automotive technology t...
Mexico publishes schedule for 3rd power auction call
The bidding rules for the auction will be published by June 27, with winners to be announced by November 22.
Mexico's top infra lender bullish on sector's growth pote...
Two high-level executives from Grupo Financiero Interacciones spoke with BNamericas about the positive 2017 prospects for the country's infrastructure sector.
MACRO WATCH: Mexican Q1 GDP, Argentine construction
Defying earlier expectations, Mexico's economy showed strength in the first quarter, while construction activity in Argentina broke a 14-month negative strea...
Usiminas output not impacted by Brazil general strike
The steelmaker tells BNamericas that a contingency plan had been drawn up to avoid production stoppages at its two main mills.
Venezuela ready to phase out 100-bolívar note?
In a surprise announcement in December, President Nicolás Maduro ordered the 100-bolívar note, the country's then-highest denomination, to be taken out of ci...
INSURANCE: The week in 10 stories
BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important Insurance news in Latin America.
TIM sees dispute for clients focused on content, not price
According to Stefano De Angelis, CEO of the Brazilian carrier, the market "is moving to a greater level of rationalization."
Colombia to tender US$1bn aqueduct next year
The initiative will provide water and sewerage services to 100% of the inhabitants in the city of Santa Marta. The previous aqueduct operator was forced...
Zinc, lead, copper prices to rise this year, World Bank f...
The multilateral expects higher prices for industrial commodities, driven by a 26% increase in energy commodity prices.
First Quantum mulling changes to work schedule at Cobre P...
Company is considering bringing forward some items of work to the construction stage from post start-up to ensure smooth development, president Clive Newall ...
Brazil crippled by anti-reform strike
Unions and social movements took aim at the Temer administration's labor and pension reform proposals with a 24-hour nationwide work stoppage.
Ring of Fire to be hot topic during Mining Week
    ‘Sudbury may have a giant hole in the ground but it wouldn’t be there without the expertise here in North Bay so we are celebrating...
MINING: The week in 10 stories
BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important Mining stories in Latin America.
Argentina issues tender for Bahía Blanca highway conversion
The official budget for the project is US$91mn and works will be done to convert a 30km stretch of national road Ruta 33 into a...
Maxcom revenues up, RGUs down in 1Q17
In order to focus on the business segment, the Mexican operator transferred its residential clients in three cities to telco Megacable, leading to a 34%...
Weatherford sees Latin America uptick
The oilfield services company forecasts a revenue increase in the region.
Agnico eyeing mine life extensions at Mexico assets
Exploration and capital spending projects will boost mine life at Agnico Eagle Mines' trio of Mexican gold operations, CEO Sean Boyd says.
Bradesco Seguros revenues up 18.2% in Q1
Bradesco Seguros, Brazil's largest insurer, enjoyed an 18.2% year-on-year rise revenues in 1Q17, reflecting the performance of the life insurance and pension...
AngloGold Ashanti suspends Colombia's US$2bn La Colosa pr...
AngloGold Ashanti puts construction plans on hold after a local community voted to ban mining in the area over environmental concerns.
Co-owner of Chile's Aguas Nuevas scraps sales plan
A bill in congress with potential of creating market uncertainty was the reason that made the Innovation Network Corporation desist from selling its 50% stak...
Co-owner of Chile's Aguas Nuevas scraps sell-off plan
A bill in congress with potential for creating market uncertainty was the reason that made the Innovation Network Corporation desist from selling its 50% sta...
Brazil power sector sees red as drought takes hold
Electricity consumers will continue to pay the country's second highest rate in May.
Brazil overhauls small hydro permitting rules
The watchdog issues a resolution that includes a requirement for developers to complete generation adequacy studies prior to the environmental licensing proc...
Brazil's CBMM, IPT rare earth magnet tech push advances
Niobium producer CBMM and technological research institute IPT have already invested about US$4mn to develop the technology and processes needed to manufactu...
Petrobras, Eletrobras operations hit by strike
Unions reported "widespread adhesion" among workers of Brazil's largest state-run energy companies to Friday's general strike.
Vaca Muerta must reach 'critical mass' of operators
Tecpetrol CEO Carlos Ormachea says incentivized natural gas pricing through 2021 should allow Argentina's flagship unconventional formation time to reach nec...
Peru's HLC opens Chile office
The engineering and construction firm has begun operations in the neighboring country.
Buenaventura planning to take decision on San Gabriel in ...
Peru's Buenaventura is a step closer to building the US$500mn San Gabriel gold mine after lining up a crucial environmental permit.
IN BRIEF: Ferbasa appoints new IR director
The ferroalloy producer holds 85% of Brazil's chromite reserves and is the largest producer of chrome ferroalloys in the Americas.
The UN to evaluate Mexico's water, sanitation services
With an invitation from the Mexican government, a special rapporteur from the UN will visit the country next month to conduct an exhaustive evaluation.
Orocobre bounces again
Seville addresses "furphies" over pond issues
IN BRIEF: Bolivia to increase watchdog's powers
Legislation aims to guarantee the "fundamental right to universal electricity service."
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