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Bookended by a volatile 2018 and an exceedingly turbulent 2020, last year was one of the busiest on record for Latin America’s credit markets, impressing not just by volume and number of transactions but also by their increasing complexity and inventiveness of the structures deployed, making the selections for the Latin America Deals of the Year Awards tougher than ever. Multi-jurisdictional funding exercises, long-term and securities-backed project bonds, debuts in challenging new markets, and even a rare Shogun green loan – these are just a handful of the market innovations seen in 2019.
In an exclusive interview Bonds & Loans spoke to Aurélio Bustilho de Oliveira, CFO Enel Américas, about ESG, deleveraging and coping with the impact of the pandemic while also supporting the supply and value chains.
May 21, 2020
Investors and CFOs attending an exclusive roundtable discussion organized by Bonds & Loans and HSBC on the sidelines of the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Conference in Mexico City in February expressed cautious optimism about the economy in 2020, noting that early successes found in the government’s strong fiscal discipline and its successful negotiation of the USMCA could become the building blocks…
Apr 8, 2020
Emerging market sovereign spreads widened dramatically throughout the month of March as world governments struggled to contain the economic fallout from COVID-19, with Ecuador, Angola, and Argentina leading losses. Observers say that while debt restructurings are coming thick and fast, the spread of the virus may cause some to be delayed.
Apr 2, 2020
While the magnitude of the challenge facing monetary policy makers has escalated swiftly in recent weeks, the underlying setting – growth driven largely by cheap money, and overreliance on low rates – has been in place for some time, and many market observers have been asking the painful but necessary question: once central banks hit a wall of zero rates, where do we go from there?
Mar 31, 2020