Main menu

Viewpoints Americas

Building a Panama Canal for the New World Economy

Tuesday, April 3, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

Michael Bomba, a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, sees the estimated $5.2 billion canal improvement project as a natural response to significant developments in maritime trade over the past two decades. A third set of locks will allow for increased ship traffic along this strategic waterway. ... Read More

Putting "Sustainable" Before "Energy": Biofuels in a Sustainable Energy Future

Monday, April 2, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

John Sheehan, a senior strategic analyst at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, analyzes the long-term limits of greater biofuel use. Alternative energy topped the agenda at recent meetings between U.S. President Bush and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. ... Read More

A Triple Dividend from Biofuels

Monday, February 26, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

Otaviano Canuto, an executive director at the World Bank, believes biofuels may yield a triple dividend: greater energy security, a cleaner environment, and more economic development. For less developed countries, biofuels offer an outlet for using idle or underemployed human and natural resources. ... Read More

Latin American Equities: Another Nasdaq-Style Bubble or a Long-Term Bull Market?

Thursday, January 25, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

Global Head of Equities at Grupo Santander Dario Lizzano believes 2007 will mark a fifth consecutive year of positive returns for regional equities and outperformance over both emerging and developed markets. Improvements in the region’s economic position are linked to both domestic and external factors. ... Read More