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May 26, 2016 4:13 EST

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Info. Technology – Daily insights
News – Brazil,Regional

What do HP Enterprise results, spin-off mean for LatAm?

The company’s Q2 earnings were well received by the market. HP Enterprise also announced the spin-off of its enterprise services unit, which will merge with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).


News – Mexico

Mexican lending platform attracts investment

Small-business lender Konfio is gathering momentum in a market that has good opportunities for fintech solutions.


News – Brazil

IN BRIEF: Evernote reaches 20mn LatAm users

In May, Brazil alone had 10mn users, 85% more than in the same month of 2015.


News – Brazil,Regional

Appointment watch: ALU Enterprise, Sonda IT, Johnson & Johnson

The latest hires and promotions in the Latin American IT industry.


News – Colombia

Tigo offers free Facebook access

Tigo joined Facebook’s Internet.org initiative in January, 2015, which aims to boost internet access to 60% of low-income, under-connected people worldwide by offering access to around dozen websites for free.

 

 

Telecommunications – Daily insights
News – Mexico

América Móvil signs six new MVNOs in Mexico

The new players will offer mobile services by utilizing the Telcel network


News – Regional

Microsoft phone hardware crisis deepens

The announcement comes a week after the company announced an agreement to sell its feature phone business to a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn, after having acquired it from Nokia in 2014.


News – Brazil

IN BRIEF: Another 6 Brazil states adding 9 to mobile numbers

The number 9 will be added to mobile phone numbers in midwest and northern states as from May 29.


News – Brazil

45mn Brazilians to benefit from telecoms access rules

New regulations establish obligations to facilitate access to telecoms services for the disabled and aged, such as customer support at contact centers and video calls adapted to public payphones.


Data – Brazil

Fixed-line telephony in Brazil

Dataset update


News – Puerto Rico

IN BRIEF: Mobile line numbers remain stable in Puerto Rico

The number of mobile lines in the country remains relatively unchanged, continuing a trend of stability for the year.

 

 

Banking – Daily insights
News – Brazil

Brazil’s Temer scores fiscal budget victory in Congress

The acting president got lawmakers to approve the highest fiscal deficit since 1997.


News – Mexico

Mexican lending platform attracts investment

Small-business lender Konfio is gathering momentum in a market that has good opportunities for fintech solutions.


News – Argentina

Argentina hopes amnesty law could bring back US$70bn – report

The government plans to apply a range of different tax rates in the new law.


Data – Colombia

Monthly loans in Colombia

Dataset update


News – Brazil

Brazil lending takes a hit from economy, confidence and rates

Month-on-month lending contracted in April and asset quality deteriorated.


News – Honduras

Fiscal progress earns Honduras ratings upgrade from Moody’s

With Moody’s expecting continued fiscal progress, the ratings outlook remains positive.


News – Panama

Panama fails to budge France on tax haven ‘black list’

The countries have had two bilateral meetings to discuss the hot issue since the Panama Papers scandal broke in early April.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s external accounts register first positive result in 7 years

In April 2009, the accounts showed a US$125mn surplus.


News – Brazil

Temer names Caixa interim president

The announcement was made in Brazil’s official gazette on Wednesday.

 

 

Water & Waste – Daily insights
News – Brazil

Brazil must stop delaying waterworks agenda – industry leaders

According to Brazil’s sanitation plan Plansab, some US$141bn in investments are expected to be made in 2013-33.


News – Mexico

Cuba conducting works to face drought in Holguín

Authorities are working to address the lack of water, but the drought is expected to become worse in the coming months.


Data – Bolivia

Volume of water for electricity generation in Bolivia

Dataset update


News – Mexico

Mexico’s Sonora state opens solar-powered wastewater treatment plant

This is the first plant in the country that is powered by solar energy, Conagua director Roberto Ramirez de la Parra said.


Project Profile – Argentina

Mechanical-biological waste treatment plant (MBT)

The project involves building and operating a mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) plant with a capacity to process up to 1,000t/d of municipal solid…


Company Profile – Uruguay

Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente

The Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente (MVOTMA) is the entity responsible for the oversight of industry activities that…


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…


News – Uruguay

IN BRIEF: Maersk lodges depth complaint at port of Montevideo

Several points in the channel leading to the port have been identified as “complicated” areas for larger vessels.


Project Profile – Peru

Lima Water Supply

New milestone in Lima Water Supply

 

 

Infrastructure – Daily insights
Feature – Argentina,Chile

Chile, Argentina see light at the end of binational tunnel

Agua Negra will be the first cross-border connection to go through the Andes.


News – Brazil

Less BNDES financing could entice concessionaires to look abroad

The option of raising funds in foreign currency would require the federal government to create mechanisms to address the issue of concession revenues being in Brazilian reais.


News – Mexico

Mexican engineers call for autonomous body to plan infra projects

The body would adopt strategies for developing projects with long-term vision rather than in a single term of government.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s federal district kicks off US$1.7bn urban transport program

Among the projects planned are highways, bus rapid transit and light rail transit systems, metro expansions and cycle paths.


Data – Bolivia

Volume of water for electricity generation in Bolivia

Dataset update


Data – Chile,Colombia,…

Port movement in tonnes operated. Quarterly data

Dataset update


Company Profile – Spain

Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A

Ingeteam is a Spanish engineering firm that was formed after the merger between the two firms Ingelectric S.A. and Team S.A in 1989. Ingeteam is a ser…


Company Profile – Uruguay

Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente

The Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente (MVOTMA) is the entity responsible for the oversight of industry activities that…


Company Profile – Mexico

Proacon México S.A. de C.V.


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – United States

Worldwide Machinery

Worldwide Machinery buys large fleets of used heavy machinery and reconditions them for resale. Worldwide Machinery also offers international heavy ma…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…


Company Profile – Spain

Dema Solar

DemaSolar is a renewable energy development company focused on the solar power sector. DemaSolar offers solar project services, from construction and …


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…


News – Uruguay

IN BRIEF: Maersk lodges depth complaint at port of Montevideo

Several points in the channel leading to the port have been identified as “complicated” areas for larger vessels.

 

 

Privatization – Daily insights
News – Brazil

Brazil must stop delaying waterworks agenda – industry leaders

According to Brazil’s sanitation plan Plansab, some US$141bn in investments are expected to be made in 2013-33.


News – Mexico

Mexican engineers call for autonomous body to plan infra projects

The body would adopt strategies for developing projects with long-term vision rather than in a single term of government.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s federal district kicks off US$1.7bn urban transport program

Among the projects planned are highways, bus rapid transit and light rail transit systems, metro expansions and cycle paths.


News – Brazil

Less BNDES financing could entice concessionaires to look abroad

The option of raising funds in foreign currency would require the federal government to create mechanisms to address the issue of concession revenues being in Brazilian reais.


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…

 

 

Mining – Daily insights
News – Brazil

Nearby city okays Samarco to resume operations

But federal and state operational licenses are still pending, and prosecutors recommend they are not granted.


Feature – Argentina,Bolivia,…

LatAm silver miners slash costs

The region’s largest primary silver miners cut all-in sustaining costs by an average of nearly US$3/oz, with the sector well-placed to cash in following the recent price improvement.


News – Mexico

Foreign investment returns to Mexico’s mining sector

Foreign direct investment in metallic mining rebounds after being negative last year.


News – Chile

JinkoSolar supplies modules to Chile PV project

Pattern Energy’s Conejo solar PV plant is backed by a 22-year PPA with the Los Pelambres copper mine.


News – Chile,Colombia,…

Junior exploration, development roundup: Sierra, Revelo, Para

Canadian minerals companies Sierra Metals, Revelo Resources and Para Resources provide operating updates.


Data – Chile

Chilean share of global copper production

Dataset update


News – Brazil

Brazil’s new mining minister wants framework with ‘clear rules’

The current framework is nearly half a century old, but the proposal to update it has failed to win industry support.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s Vale to delist Hong Kong shares

The iron ore giant said the decision is in-line with the company’s strategy.


Data – Argentina

Argentina: primary iron production

Dataset update


News – Argentina,Chile,…

Junior corporate roundup: Coro, Hunt, Royal Road

The latest news from junior miners operating in Chile, Argentina and Colombia.


Company Profile – Mexico

Consorcio Foster Wheeler-Arendal

This is a consortium formed by Swiss firm Foster Wheeler and Mexican company Arendal. The two firms are responsible for the construction of a clean fu…


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – United States

Worldwide Machinery

Worldwide Machinery buys large fleets of used heavy machinery and reconditions them for resale. Worldwide Machinery also offers international heavy ma…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…


Project Profile – Brazil

Cascavel

New milestone in Cascavel


Project Profile – Mexico

Sandra-Escobar

New milestone in Sandra-Escobar

 

 

Metals – Daily insights
News – Regional

Copper steady after 2 days of swinging

Spot copper closed 0.02% lower at US$4,636/t (US$2.103/lb) on the London Metal Exchange.


News – Regional

Gold seen testing US$1,200/oz on investor retreat

Yellow metal remains under pressure from speculation of a US interest rate rise and falling safe-haven demand, with speculative investors also retreating, Commerzbank says.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s machinery exports climb in April

The industrial machinery and equipment capacity utilization rate reached 65.9% in January-April, 3.1 percentage points lower than a year before.


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…

 

 

Oil & Gas – Daily insights
News – Mexico

Mexico mulls gasoline price hike to curb air pollution

Mexico’s environment ministry (Semarnat) has proposed adding a surcharge to gasoline to discourage car use and fund new public transport in a bid to cut pollution levels.


News – Brazil

Brazilian hydrocarbon output falls

Lula field in the offshore Campos basin was the highest crude oil producer in March, with 426,000b/d, followed by Roncador (281,000b/d) and Sapinhoá (221,000b/d), according to the latest figures from the mining and energy ministry.


News – Mexico

Mexico senators demand petrochemicals blast answers

Lawmakers want reports into the Pajaritos petrochemicals complex accident, in which 32 workers died and more than 130 injured.


News – Mexico

US$3bn Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline attracts 2 bids

Mexico’s state power utility CFE receives offers from two parties for the subsea pipeline.


News – Trinidad & Tobago

IN BRIEF: Trinidad junior provides breakeven outlook

Trinity Exploration & Production keeps development and exploration work on standby.


News – Argentina

Argentina’s Neuquén to submit gas tariff proposal

Conflict continues over cuts to subsidies for natural gas consumption.


Data – Argentina,Bolivia,…

Monthly oil production

Dataset update


Data – Argentina,Bolivia,…

Production of natural gas

Dataset update


Company Profile – Mexico

Consorcio Foster Wheeler-Arendal

This is a consortium formed by Swiss firm Foster Wheeler and Mexican company Arendal. The two firms are responsible for the construction of a clean fu…


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – United States

Worldwide Machinery

Worldwide Machinery buys large fleets of used heavy machinery and reconditions them for resale. Worldwide Machinery also offers international heavy ma…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…

 

 

Electric Power – Daily insights
News – Colombia

Colombia flags power generation projects

Meanwhile, hydropower output increases amid a weakening El Niño.


Q&A – Brazil

Brazil thermoelectric generators propose bigger role for LNG

Building base load power plants that use liquified natural gas (LNG) would allow depleted hydroelectric reservoirs in the country to recover, Xisto Vieira Filho, president of Brazil’s association of thermoelectric generators, tells BNamericas.


News – Peru

Peru power sector watch

Multipurpose hydro advances, authorities mull creation of new utility and project public hearings scheduled.


News – Chile

JinkoSolar supplies modules to Chile PV project

Pattern Energy’s Conejo solar PV plant is backed by a 22-year PPA with the Los Pelambres copper mine.


News – Brazil

Court freezes Abengoa shares in Brazil mega-project

The decision by the Rio de Janeiro court of justice casts doubt over Abengoa’s plans to sell its Brazilian asset portfolio, which includes 6,100km of unfinished power lines.


News – Nicaragua

Nicaragua looks to increase geothermal footprint

About 10% of the country’s estimated 1,500MW geothermal potential has been tapped.


News – Argentina

Argentina thermal power tender attracts offers for 6.6GW

The auction for 1GW of backup thermoelectric capacity is meant to ensure that demand is met during the winter months.


News – Mexico

US$3bn Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline attracts 2 bids

Mexico’s state power utility CFE receives offers from two parties for the subsea pipeline.


News – Argentina,Paraguay

IN BRIEF: Paraguay legislators to monitor Yacyretá talks

While authorities ink deal to support forestry-based biomass.


News – Brazil

Brazil credit crunch threatens wind projects, bankers say

Wind power developers need to be more “creative” to finance new projects in South America’s largest country, according to Itaú bank’s energy financing chief, Marcelo Girão.


Data – Bolivia

Volume of water for electricity generation in Bolivia

Dataset update


Data – Bolivia

Monthly power production in Bolivia

Dataset update


Company Profile – Spain

Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A

Ingeteam is a Spanish engineering firm that was formed after the merger between the two firms Ingelectric S.A. and Team S.A in 1989. Ingeteam is a ser…


Company Profile – Chile

Emel Norte S.A.

Emel Norte S.A. is a Chilean electric power distribution and transmission company, a subsidiary of local energy holding group CGE. It manages three di…


Company Profile – Spain

Tamoin Group

Spanish firm Grupo Tamoin is a turnkey contractor in the power generation, oil & gas and renewable energy industries, with over 60 years of indust…


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – Spain

Dema Solar

DemaSolar is a renewable energy development company focused on the solar power sector. DemaSolar offers solar project services, from construction and …


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…


Project Profile – Peru

San Gabán III hydro plant

New milestone in San Gabán III hydro plant


Project Profile – Mexico

Cactus Cogeneration Power Station

New milestone in Cactus Cogeneration Power Station


Project Profile – Mexico

Lerdo Combined Cycle Plant (North IV)

New milestone in Lerdo Combined Cycle Plant (North IV)


Project Profile – Mexico

Centro II Combined Cycle Plant

New milestone in Centro II Combined Cycle Plant

 

 

Insurance – Daily insights
News – Haiti

Haiti’s cat risk insurance premium covered for another year

The Caribbean Development Bank is once again helping to protect the country from its natural vulnerability to catastrophic risk.


News – Regional

IN BRIEF: PALIG appoints new executive VP

Rodolfo Revuelta has been working at PALIG for more than three decades.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s external accounts register first positive result in 7 years

In April 2009, the accounts showed a US$125mn surplus.


News – Honduras

Fiscal progress earns Honduras ratings upgrade from Moody’s

With Moody’s expecting continued fiscal progress, the ratings outlook remains positive.


News – Colombia

Insurers worried La Niña may hit Colombia hard again

Insurance association Fasecolda says Colombia is not well prepared to deal with a significant hit from La Niña this year, with the housing and agriculture sectors most at risk.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s congress approves new fiscal target

The country could this year see its worst annual fiscal deficit since 1997.

 

 

Petrochemicals – Daily insights
Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…

treatment (MBT) plant with a capacity to process up to 1,000t/d of municipal solid…


Company Profile – Uruguay

Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente

The Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente (MVOTMA) is the entity responsible for the oversight of industry activities that…


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…


News – Uruguay

IN BRIEF: Maersk lodges depth complaint at port of Montevideo

Several points in the channel leading to the port have been identified as “complicated” areas for larger vessels.


Project Profile – Peru

Lima Water Supply

New milestone in Lima Water Supply

Infrastructure – Daily insights
News – Brazil

Less BNDES financing could entice concessionaires to look abroad

The option of raising funds in foreign currency would require the federal government to create mechanisms to address the issue of concession revenues being in Brazilian reais.


Feature – Argentina,Chile

Chile, Argentina see light at the end of binational tunnel

Agua Negra will be the first cross-border connection to go through the Andes.


News – Mexico

Mexican engineers call for autonomous body to plan infra projects

The body would adopt strategies for developing projects with long-term vision rather than in a single term of government.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s federal district kicks off US$1.7bn urban transport program

Among the projects planned are highways, bus rapid transit and light rail transit systems, metro expansions and cycle paths.


Data – Bolivia

Volume of water for electricity generation in Bolivia

Dataset update


Data – Chile,Colombia,…

Port movement in tonnes operated. Quarterly data

Dataset update


Company Profile – Spain

Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A

Ingeteam is a Spanish engineering firm that was formed after the merger between the two firms Ingelectric S.A. and Team S.A in 1989. Ingeteam is a ser…


Company Profile – Uruguay

Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente

The Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente (MVOTMA) is the entity responsible for the oversight of industry activities that…


Company Profile – Mexico

Proacon México S.A. de C.V.


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – United States

Worldwide Machinery

Worldwide Machinery buys large fleets of used heavy machinery and reconditions them for resale. Worldwide Machinery also offers international heavy ma…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…


Company Profile – Spain

Dema Solar

DemaSolar is a renewable energy development company focused on the solar power sector. DemaSolar offers solar project services, from construction and …


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…


News – Uruguay

IN BRIEF: Maersk lodges depth complaint at port of Montevideo

Several points in the channel leading to the port have been identified as “complicated” areas for larger vessels.

Privatization – Daily insights
News – Brazil

Brazil must stop delaying waterworks agenda – industry leaders

According to Brazil’s sanitation plan Plansab, some US$141bn in investments are expected to be made in 2013-33.


News – Mexico

Mexican engineers call for autonomous body to plan infra projects

The body would adopt strategies for developing projects with long-term vision rather than in a single term of government.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s federal district kicks off US$1.7bn urban transport program

Among the projects planned are highways, bus rapid transit and light rail transit systems, metro expansions and cycle paths.


News – Brazil

Less BNDES financing could entice concessionaires to look abroad

The option of raising funds in foreign currency would require the federal government to create mechanisms to address the issue of concession revenues being in Brazilian reais.


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…

Mining – Daily insights
News – Mexico

Foreign investment returns to Mexico’s mining sector

Foreign direct investment in metallic mining rebounds after being negative last year.


News – Brazil

Nearby city okays Samarco to resume operations

But federal and state operational licenses are still pending, and prosecutors recommend they are not granted.


Feature – Argentina,Bolivia,…

LatAm silver miners slash costs

The region’s largest primary silver miners cut all-in sustaining costs by an average of nearly US$3/oz, with the sector well-placed to cash in following the recent price improvement.


News – Chile

JinkoSolar supplies modules to Chile PV project

Pattern Energy’s Conejo solar PV plant is backed by a 22-year PPA with the Los Pelambres copper mine.


News – Chile,Colombia,…

Junior exploration, development roundup: Sierra, Revelo, Para

Canadian minerals companies Sierra Metals, Revelo Resources and Para Resources provide operating updates.


Data – Chile

Chilean share of global copper production

Dataset update


News – Brazil

Brazil’s new mining minister wants framework with ‘clear rules’

The current framework is nearly half a century old, but the proposal to update it has failed to win industry support.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s Vale to delist Hong Kong shares

The iron ore giant said the decision is in-line with the company’s strategy.


Data – Argentina

Argentina: primary iron production

Dataset update


News – Argentina,Chile,…

Junior corporate roundup: Coro, Hunt, Royal Road

The latest news from junior miners operating in Chile, Argentina and Colombia.


Company Profile – Mexico

Consorcio Foster Wheeler-Arendal

This is a consortium formed by Swiss firm Foster Wheeler and Mexican company Arendal. The two firms are responsible for the construction of a clean fu…


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – United States

Worldwide Machinery

Worldwide Machinery buys large fleets of used heavy machinery and reconditions them for resale. Worldwide Machinery also offers international heavy ma…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…


Project Profile – Brazil

Cascavel

New milestone in Cascavel


Project Profile – Mexico

Sandra-Escobar

New milestone in Sandra-Escobar

Metals – Daily insights
News – Regional

Copper steady after 2 days of swinging

Spot copper closed 0.02% lower at US$4,636/t (US$2.103/lb) on the London Metal Exchange.


News – Regional

Gold seen testing US$1,200/oz on investor retreat

Yellow metal remains under pressure from speculation of a US interest rate rise and falling safe-haven demand, with speculative investors also retreating, Commerzbank says.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s machinery exports climb in April

The industrial machinery and equipment capacity utilization rate reached 65.9% in January-April, 3.1 percentage points lower than a year before.


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…

Oil & Gas – Daily insights
News – Mexico

Mexico mulls gasoline price hike to curb air pollution

Mexico’s environment ministry (Semarnat) has proposed adding a surcharge to gasoline to discourage car use and fund new public transport in a bid to cut pollution levels.


News – Brazil

Brazilian hydrocarbon output falls

Lula field in the offshore Campos basin was the highest crude oil producer in March, with 426,000b/d, followed by Roncador (281,000b/d) and Sapinhoá (221,000b/d), according to the latest figures from the mining and energy ministry.


News – Mexico

Mexico senators demand petrochemicals blast answers

Lawmakers want reports into the Pajaritos petrochemicals complex accident, in which 32 workers died and more than 130 injured.


News – Mexico

US$3bn Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline attracts 2 bids

Mexico’s state power utility CFE receives offers from two parties for the subsea pipeline.


News – Trinidad & Tobago

IN BRIEF: Trinidad junior provides breakeven outlook

Trinity Exploration & Production keeps development and exploration work on standby.


News – Argentina

Argentina’s Neuquén to submit gas tariff proposal

Conflict continues over cuts to subsidies for natural gas consumption.


Data – Argentina,Bolivia,…

Monthly oil production

Dataset update


Data – Argentina,Bolivia,…

Production of natural gas

Dataset update


Company Profile – Mexico

Consorcio Foster Wheeler-Arendal

This is a consortium formed by Swiss firm Foster Wheeler and Mexican company Arendal. The two firms are responsible for the construction of a clean fu…


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – United States

Worldwide Machinery

Worldwide Machinery buys large fleets of used heavy machinery and reconditions them for resale. Worldwide Machinery also offers international heavy ma…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…

Electric Power – Daily insights
News – Colombia

Colombia flags power generation projects

Meanwhile, hydropower output increases amid a weakening El Niño.


Q&A – Brazil

Brazil thermoelectric generators propose bigger role for LNG

Building base load power plants that use liquified natural gas (LNG) would allow depleted hydroelectric reservoirs in the country to recover, Xisto Vieira Filho, president of Brazil’s association of thermoelectric generators, tells BNamericas.


News – Peru

Peru power sector watch

Multipurpose hydro advances, authorities mull creation of new utility and project public hearings scheduled.


News – Chile

JinkoSolar supplies modules to Chile PV project

Pattern Energy’s Conejo solar PV plant is backed by a 22-year PPA with the Los Pelambres copper mine.


News – Brazil

Court freezes Abengoa shares in Brazil mega-project

The decision by the Rio de Janeiro court of justice casts doubt over Abengoa’s plans to sell its Brazilian asset portfolio, which includes 6,100km of unfinished power lines.


News – Nicaragua

Nicaragua looks to increase geothermal footprint

About 10% of the country’s estimated 1,500MW geothermal potential has been tapped.


News – Argentina

Argentina thermal power tender attracts offers for 6.6GW

The auction for 1GW of backup thermoelectric capacity is meant to ensure that demand is met during the winter months.


News – Mexico

US$3bn Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline attracts 2 bids

Mexico’s state power utility CFE receives offers from two parties for the subsea pipeline.


News – Argentina,Paraguay

IN BRIEF: Paraguay legislators to monitor Yacyretá talks

While authorities ink deal to support forestry-based biomass.


News – Brazil

Brazil credit crunch threatens wind projects, bankers say

Wind power developers need to be more “creative” to finance new projects in South America’s largest country, according to Itaú bank’s energy financing chief, Marcelo Girão.


Data – Bolivia

Volume of water for electricity generation in Bolivia

Dataset update


Data – Bolivia

Monthly power production in Bolivia

Dataset update


Company Profile – Spain

Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A

Ingeteam is a Spanish engineering firm that was formed after the merger between the two firms Ingelectric S.A. and Team S.A in 1989. Ingeteam is a ser…


Company Profile – Chile

Emel Norte S.A.

Emel Norte S.A. is a Chilean electric power distribution and transmission company, a subsidiary of local energy holding group CGE. It manages three di…


Company Profile – Spain

Tamoin Group

Spanish firm Grupo Tamoin is a turnkey contractor in the power generation, oil & gas and renewable energy industries, with over 60 years of indust…


Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – Spain

Dema Solar

DemaSolar is a renewable energy development company focused on the solar power sector. DemaSolar offers solar project services, from construction and …


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…


Project Profile – Peru

San Gabán III hydro plant

New milestone in San Gabán III hydro plant


Project Profile – Mexico

Cactus Cogeneration Power Station

New milestone in Cactus Cogeneration Power Station


Project Profile – Mexico

Lerdo Combined Cycle Plant (North IV)

New milestone in Lerdo Combined Cycle Plant (North IV)


Project Profile – Mexico

Centro II Combined Cycle Plant

New milestone in Centro II Combined Cycle Plant

Insurance – Daily insights
News – Haiti

Haiti’s cat risk insurance premium covered for another year

The Caribbean Development Bank is once again helping to protect the country from its natural vulnerability to catastrophic risk.


News – Regional

IN BRIEF: PALIG appoints new executive VP

Rodolfo Revuelta has been working at PALIG for more than three decades.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s external accounts register first positive result in 7 years

In April 2009, the accounts showed a US$125mn surplus.


News – Honduras

Fiscal progress earns Honduras ratings upgrade from Moody’s

With Moody’s expecting continued fiscal progress, the ratings outlook remains positive.


News – Colombia

Insurers worried La Niña may hit Colombia hard again

Insurance association Fasecolda says Colombia is not well prepared to deal with a significant hit from La Niña this year, with the housing and agriculture sectors most at risk.


News – Brazil

Brazil’s congress approves new fiscal target

The country could this year see its worst annual fiscal deficit since 1997.

Petrochemicals – Daily insights
Company Profile – Germany

VAG-Armaturen GmbH

VAG provides water management solutions for the water and wastewater industry, dams and hydropower, power plants, industry, pressure management, and g…


Company Profile – France

Eiffel Industrie

Eiffel Industrie, a subsidiary of Eiffage Group, offers EPC, project management, piping, lifting, equipment mounting, and maintenance services, as wel…


Company Profile – Mexico

Constructora Hostotipaquillo, S.A. de C.V.

Mexican engineering and construction firm Grupo Hosto was established in 1989. The company has expertise in providing integral project services throug…

 

 

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