SinoLatin Capital CEO, Erik Bethel discussed emerging trends affecting the Latin America Metals, Mining & Industrial Minerals investment environment for Chinese firms.
SHANGHAI, CHINA, September 16, 2010 – Shanghai-based SinoLatin Capital, the premier investment platform between China and Latin America, sponsored the 2nd Latin America China Investors Forum held in Beijing this past September 15-16. SinoLatin Capital was also a sponsor of last year’s inaugural event.
At this year’s event, SinoLatin Capital has once again brought its unique insight as the only Latin America investment platform coupling Latin America expertise with on-the-ground presence in China. Participating in the Forum’s Metals, Mining and Industrial Minerals panel, CEO Erik Bethel presented some of global economic trends affecting the investment environment for Chinese firms.
“The relationship between China and Latin America is only beginning. Today we are in a long-term commodities supercycle as China and India’s 2.3 billion consumers are dramatically affecting global demand for essential minerals needed to continue propelling their economic growth. As we enter into an era of resource nationalism coupled with the increase in demand, the result will be higher commodities prices that could take the form of higher royalties, or tariffs, or an outright ban on mineral sales,” said Erik Bethel, CEO of SinoLatin Capital in his discussion to the Forum participants. He added that “As a region rich in an abundance of vital minerals, Latin America will become an increasingly important strategic relationship for China.”
As a leader in building and forging the China – Latin America economic relationship, SinoLatin Capital has been one of the only firms in the world producing analysis on the different macro and micro economic trends that will underpin the evolution of this relationship.
About SinoLatin Capital
Located in Shanghai's financial district, SinoLatin Capital is the first merchant bank focused exclusively on cross border transactions between China and Latin America. The Firm has two core businesses: financial advisory and private equity.
About 2nd Latin America China Investors Forum
The 2nd Latin America China Investors Forum is organized by LatinFinance Magazine and brings together delegations of Latin America's corporate and financial leaders as well as China-based investors. To learn more visit www.latinfinance.com