Opinion on General Business in South and Central America

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Money market funds: back in fashion

In the wake of large-scale outflows from money market funds late last year, Datamonitor argued that investors' fears around this fund class were unjustified, and predicted significant movements of cash back into the category. The latest data shows that we were right: money market funds are back in fashion, although they will have to fight for investors' attention during 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2009
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Davos: Doha agreement provides hope for transport and logistics industries

Trade ministers have agreed that the Doha round of trade negotiations is the best step global leaders can take to avoid a protectionist backlash to the current economic crisis. Although the market is expected to contract in 2009 and 2010 regardless of any political intervention, resolving the Doha round will at least help towards reducing the impact of the downturn.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Feb 2009
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HSBC: rebranding its global private banking operations

HSBC has announced that it is to rebrand its global private banking operations amid concerns in the wider industry over the rebuilding of fee income and client confidence. This could be an effective approach, but only if it comes as part of a broader business transformation.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2009
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Will border violence hurt offshore outsourcing into Mexico?

Drug-related violence in communities on the US/Mexican border has received significant media attention in recent weeks, and could potentially cause concern among outsourcers and their clients with contact center deployments in Mexico. However, Datamonitor believes that serious investors need to look at the long-term value that can be derived from this established national market.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2009
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HSBC rights issue: much to be positive about

The long list of banks raising new money in the current crisis has been joined by HSBC, with the announcement of a GBP12.5 billion cash call. What singles the company's money-raising exercise out from the others is less the scale of the operation than the fact that it is acquiring cash in the traditional way, pointing not just to the bank's strength, but to fledgling faith in the banking industry.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2009
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Funes election win may not be bad omen for El Salvador outsourcing

The recent election of Mauricio Funes as the president of El Salvador has many in the global outsourcing community questioning the viability of the country as an optimal location for business process outsourcing delivery. However, Datamonitor is cautiously optimistic that the new president-elect will not jeopardize the positioning of El Salvador as a third-party function delivery site.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2009
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G20: additional funding will benefit Western European banks

Two of the most significant outcomes of the G20 summit in London were the tripling of the IMF's resources to $750 billion and an increase of $100 billion in the multilateral development banks' lending capacity. The increase in resources is a welcome boost to the global economy, but is especially beneficial for Western European financial firms with exposure to Central and Eastern Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2009
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The G20 clampdown on tax havens has not signed their death warrant - yet

Tough talk from the G20 about clamping down on tax havens is making for very uncomfortable reading among jurisdictions that hold non-resident client assets, including those in Europe. Although no specific sanctions against uncooperative jurisdictions were outlined, Brazil provides an example of the kind of 'stick' that could be used on the European jurisdictions to make them show willing.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2009
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Mexican outsourcing delivery could be impacted by swine flu

Concerns over swine flu outbreaks in Mexico have led to many governments issuing warnings against non-essential travel to the country. Considering the existing worries over ongoing border violence, as well as potential agent absence, this virus could have a negative impact on the Mexican contact center outsourcing sector.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2009
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Unilever: shrewd investment should aid recovery from Q1 profit decline

Consumer packaged goods company Unilever has announced an overall decline in sales and profits for the first three months of 2009. The firm has been hit by falling sales in developed countries, although growth has been seen in emerging markets. Many consumers have traded down as their disposable income shrinks, but investment from Unilever should ensure that it remains in a strong position.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2009

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