Latin America Argentina

  • Investing Billions in Brazil

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Brazil's richest man, Eike Batista, regarding his plans to invest $50 billion in Brazil over the next 10 years. He is one of Time's "Most Influential People in 2012." Tim Seymour, founder, also weighs in on the Brazil trade.

  • Rhodes CEO on France, IMF & China

    Discussing the IMF pledge, how the French elections could impact the U.S. economy and whether China will have a soft landing, with William Rhodes, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors CEO & president.

  • Latin America

    Argentina’s move to seize the local energy assets from Spanish oil and gas giant Repsol has spurred condemnation from the European Union's parliament and has led to worries about more anti-free market policies in Latin America.

  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds a plaque before delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 South Atlantic war between Argentina and the Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

    As the dust settles on the announcement that Argentina would seize control of assets owned by Repsol-backed energy company YPF, many are worried that other companies will shy away from investment in the South American country.

  • Pimco CIO: Is Spain a 'Tumor' on the Euro Zone?

    Bill Gross, Pimco co-CIO & founder, discusses a "tweet" he sent out earlier this week in which he expressed, in rather graphic terms, his view on the debt crisis in Spain.

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    Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.

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    Argentina holds no lessons for Greece in how to manage a sovereign default, Robert Shapiro, Co-chair of the American Taskforce on Argentina and Co-founder and Chairman of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm told

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    The pain of a euro zone breakup would be too great, this strategist says, and Europeans know it.

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    China Construction Bank is in talks to buy a bank in Brazil amid plans to open a subsidiary in Latin America’s biggest economy, according to officials and people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Japan intervenes, the dollar jumps, and Argentines are on a tighter leash - time for your Monday FX Fix.

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    Emerging market investors looking to reduce volatility on their returns should combine stocks, bonds and currencies, according to a report by asset management firm Alliance Bernstein, called "An all-encompassing approach to emerging markets".

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    There are all kinds of debt—as small as personal debt or as large as national debt. There's another type of debt as important as the rest—called Sovereign Debt. CNBC Explains.

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    Currency intervention gains steam, economic reports lose it - it's time for your FX fix.

  • Investors have been getting out of emerging markets lately, but has the selling gone too far? Trader Tim Seymour thinks he's found some value.

  • A protestor throws a stone to riot police in front of the Greek Parliament.

    European policymakers grappling with problems in Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Spain should follow the path set by the Uruguayan government a decade ago, dealmaker William Rhodes told CNBC Thursday.

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    The situation facing European countries like Greece and Portugal is directly comparable to the economic crisis which hit Latin America in the late 1990s, Andy Brough, co-head of Schroders’ Pan European Small and Mid Cap team, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Swimming pool in Greece

    Past voluntary debt reprofilings in Latin America have worked to varying degrees, but "soft" restructuring is not going to solve Greece's debt problems, according to Stuart Culverhouse, chief economist of frontier markets specialist Exotix

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    The IMF, or International Monetary Fund, is an intergovernmental agency that works to keep exchange rates and the international system of payments stable.

  • Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies  from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and  durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.

  • Nestor Kirchner

    The sudden death of Néstor Kirchner, Argentina’s pugnacious former president, sparked a rally on international financial markets at the prospect of a more investor-friendly regime in one of the world’s top commodities producers. The FT reports.