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Latin & South America
| 20 August 2017
Five Countries Where Cryptocurrencies Are Seriously Taking Hold
Why are cryptocurrencies suddenly taking hold in frontier markets? When your currency loses half of its value in a week, Bitcoin starts to look like a safe haven. Just ask Venezuelans.
| 10 May 2017
Preparing for Disaster: Partnering for the Future
Natural disasters affect roughly 217 million people each year, and emerging markets are particularly vulnerable. To get ahead of these problems, the Sendai Framework creates alignment among state governments and the private sector, supporting their ability to work together to develop and implement a plan that reduces the loss of lives and livelihood when disaster strikes.
| 15 September 2016
Mexican mezzanine debt: An emerging asset class that’s driving private equity transactions
You own an operationally successful company in an emerging market, but you need money fast because you have U.S. dollar debt obligations and the exchange rate has just gone through the roof. It’s a family owned business, so you are …
| 21 July 2016
Brazil’s Best News Source: Social Media
The economic, political, and social climates in Brazil have been especially strained in recent years. The South American country has received multiple negative credit ratings, its current president, Dilma Rousseff, has been suspended and is awaiting impeachment, the Zika virus outbreak …
| 6 April 2016
The Power of App Aggregation: Evolution in the Brazilian Taxi Industry
Brazil’s taxi market is rapidly evolving with the introduction of premium ride services. OnFrontiers gained insight on the changing landscape during a recent conversation with Leo Tang, former CEO of the Brazilian branch of Easy Taxi, the first online taxi company to penetrate the Latin American market. Tang explains that app-driven car-for-hire companies are gaining a competitive edge in the wake of markets opening up in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. As the power of app-aggregation in transportation companies has been realized, investors have begun setting their sights on private companies. The transition has not necessarily been a smooth …
| 4 April 2016
Brazil 2016 Olympics: Economic boom or bust?
With just one month to go until the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off (5-21 August) in Rio de Janiero, the city is abuzz with anticipation. The lead-up to this year’s games – the first ever to take place in South …
| 11 January 2016
Unleashing Las Pampas: Will Macri’s Agricultural Reforms Succeed?
After somewhat surprisingly defeating his government-backed opponent Daniel Scioli in the Presidential election towards the end of last year, Mauricio Macri has set about to implement a range of liberalization policies that present a clear break from the populist policies …