The Spanish insurance group is the latest to join the principles of responsible investment initiative.
The new tool, which had input from financial institutions, insurers and environmental experts, considers drought scenarios in Brazil, China, Mexico and the US.
This year’s Global Business and Spending Outlook from American Express finds North American executives are by far the most upbeat on growth prospects.
Growth prospects for the year ahead are modest, but a recovery in commodity prices and major infrastructure spending plans are lifting the region’s major economies out of recession.
The shift away from extreme left-wing regimes in a number of key Latin American economies has made the region more attractive to foreign businesses and investors. However a belligerent Trump administration in the US could easily undo the progress made.
The Brazilian unit of the accounting giant admitted issuing and attempting to conceal false audit reports.
The region has the highest prevalence of organised crime, kidnapping, extortion and robbery, reports Verisk Maplecroft.
What will Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the US presidential elections mean for global trade, security and the economy? Risk experts at the business management consultancy Verisk Maplecroft predict what the next four years are likely to bring.
Latin America has 36 nations, many of which have suffered devaluations, high debt and economic troubles recently. Its recovery will rest on Brazil, Mexico & Argentina delegates at the Association for Financial Professionals' (AFP) conference heard, while listening to the experiences of Uber & Adidas.
The Nordic bank’s latest study of emerging markets suggests that the battered currencies of both Brazil and Russia could soon enjoy some relief.