A survey of senior executives recently commissioned by credit insurer Atradius and conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that more than 50% of those polled stated that their companies had recently considered expansion in Latin America as the major insurance markets slowed under the weight of the global credit crisis. However, those surveyed also commonly reported concerns about crime, corruption and instability in the region. 69% percent of those polled indicated that Brazil could be an important market for expansion, with 48% noting the Mexican market.

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