By Michael Place - Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Pre-salt rule changes have once again put Brazil on the radar of the world's largest oil and gas companies.
By Pedro Ozores - Monday, December 19, 2016
TIM Brasil was the first mobile operator to cover all of the nation's states and now it has more than 63mn users and a fiber network spanning over 70,000km.
By Samuel Williams - Friday, December 9, 2016
The US$3.5bn Buenavista del Cobre expansion cemented Mexico as Southern's main production base, and future projects in the country have the potential to lift copper output by more than 300,000t/y.
By Wallace Porter - Friday, December 9, 2016
The telco that merged with Alestra this year will take part in the country's wholesale 4G shared network project.
By Phil Anderson - Tuesday, December 6, 2016
After the 2014 merger of Une and Tigo, this multiservice provider now ranks as a more than valid rival alongside Claro and Movistar. Despite Colombia's current economic slump, Tigo-Une is arming itself with strategies to remain competitive.
By Daniel Bland - Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Created in 1948, the Belo Horizonte-based conglomerate carries out work in a number of sectors, including transportation and logistics, urban mobility, electric power, telecommunications, water and sanitation and oil & gas.
By Patrick Nixon - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
BNamericas takes a close look at Chilean telco Entel and its local and Peruvian operations.
By Pedro Ozores - Friday, November 18, 2016
BNamericas takes a look at how one of the largest telecom groups in the world operates in Latin America. As it competes with América Móvil for Latin American telecom supremacy, Spain's Telefónica faces the challenges of reducing its nearly 50bn-euro debt and transitioning to new leadership in its main market of Brazil.
By Wallace Porter - Friday, November 4, 2016
BNamericas takes a look at the businesses and positioning of Swedish telecom group Millicom in Central America.
By BNamericas - Monday, October 17, 2016
Oil companies have slashed global E&P spend for 2015-20 by US$1tn since crude prices began their precipitous fall in mid-2014, Wood Mackenzie showed in June. "Virtually every oil producing country has seen some form of capex cuts," the firm's principal analyst Malcolm Dickson said. "The deepest are in the US lower 48, where forecast capital investment has halved in 2016-17, falling by US$125bn. This is mainly down to a big drop-off in drilling, with the onshore rig count dropping by 53% from 2015 to 2016." Latin America is no exception to the global trend. Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean fell 9.1% in 2015 to US$179bn, the lowest level since 2010. But in recent weeks, along with news that the oil price is inching above US$50 per barrel, Latin America has produced some positive signs. This report consolidates the latest oil and gas capex news from majors operating in the region.
By Adam Critchley - Friday, September 30, 2016
In the ever-expanding renewable energy industry, no source has made faster growth in Latin America than wind. The region accounted for about 6% of the 63.5GW of global wind capacity brought online in 2015. Investment in the sector is expected to rise exponentially in the coming years as governments strive to meet carbon emission reduction targets. But it is no longer the environmental factor alone that is driving growth in wind and other renewable sources.
By Samuel Williams - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
After quarters of fierce capital discipline and cost cutting, gold miners are slowly coming out of the cave to see prices are recovering. And there are some signs that companies are ready to consider capital projects again. This report will provide insight into the issues ruling the gold mining industry - prices, spending, operating costs, production, earnings - and a look at the activities of the region's top gold producers.
By Michael Place - Friday, July 1, 2016
Petrobras is at the heart of the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil's history. And it may still find more problems ahead as the federal police's Lava Jato probe shows no signs of abating. But the company remains one of the most important oil producers in the world and it still has huge potential with its pre-salt fields. This report takes an in-depth look at the company's major challenges, the new CEO's plans and the projects that will see activity in the coming months.
By BNamericas - Wednesday, May 4, 2016
BNamericas' Project database shows that in Latin America there are over 400 infrastructure projects in early stages. And a group of projects valued at US$120bn are scheduled to end in the next 21 months. This document gives an insight of what is coming for the infrastructure industry in the short term a gives a complete outlook of the major operators' capex plans for the following months.
By BNamericas - Monday, March 28, 2016
The global miners with projects or operations in Latin America are planning a capital expenditure for 2016 of US$18.2bn this year. That is 44.1% less than the number reported for 2015. See what´s going to happen in the industry this year.
By BNAmericas - Thursday, January 14, 2016
"We were all surfing the great wave of $100 a barrel," Cristina Pinho, the executive manager for exploration and production at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras said at an event in Rio de Janeiro. "It won't get to US$100 again. If it gets to US$70, we'll be happy."