PANAMA CITY, March 17 (Reuters) – Latin America is
increasingly looking to the private sector to help fund a $200
billion a year infrastructure investment gap that is dragging on
economic growth and preventing the region from catching up to
other emerging markets.
Financial officials attending Inter-American Development
Bank meetings in Panama said better infrastructure, from roads
to ports to public utilities, was one of Latin America’s most
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s peso is scaling new highs amid confidence in the country’s reform push, a likely credit ratings upgrade and profit taking after last week’s interest rate cut, sparking speculation about how far it will rise before authorities act.
The peso has gained 2.6 percent since the start of the month, the best performance of the 152 currencies tracked by Thomson Reuters, and broken through key levels of 12.50 per dollar for the first time in 18 months.