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Vale Scoops Up USD1.5bn in Cross-Border Bond Outing

Vale Overseas, a special purpose vehicle set up and owned by Brazilian mining giant Vale, raised USD1.5bn in the international capital markets this week.

8 Jul 2020

Deal with Bondholders Clears Path for Ecuador to Restructure USD17.4bn in Debt

The Republic of Ecuador has reached a preliminary deal with the its largest creditors, paving the way for the country to restructure nearly USD17.4bn in sovereign bonds.

7 Jul 2020

GEB CFO Felipe Castilla on Prudent Financial Management and Pricing Deals Through the Covid Volatility

CFOs and treasurers globally have spent the better part of the past three months adjusting to the severe economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, not the least of whom those looking to raise funding. We sat down with Felipe Castilla, CFO of Grupo Energía Bogotá, a state-owned energy conglomerate based in Bogotá and operating in select markets across the Americas, to talk about…

23 Jun 2020

Brazil’s Infrastructure Ministry Launches Region’s First Green Bond Rail Funding Programme

Brazil’s Ministry of Infrastructure has launched a green bond programme that will see the proceeds used to finance transport projects throughout the country, a first for the region.

11 Jun 2020

Mexico’s Cemex Readies USD1bn Bond Issuance as Construction Outlook Weakens

Mexico-based Cemex plans to sell USD1bn in senior secured notes to international investors this week, the company said.

3 Jun 2020

Chile Follows Peru in Securing USD23.9bn Two-Year Credit Line from IMF

The IMF has approved a USD23.93bn two-year credit line for Chile, the latest Latin American country to turn to the multilateral agency for help bolstering fiscal buffers in a bid to mitigate the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

1 Jun 2020

Peru Secures USD11bn Two-Year Credit Line from IMF

The IMF has approved a USD11bn flexible credit line with the Peru to help the Latin American nation cushion the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its economy.

29 May 2020

LATAM Airlines Follows Avianca in Seeking Bankruptcy Protection, Debt Restructuring

LATAM Airlines announced this week that it would seek bankruptcy protection and restructure its debt after a steep fall in regional and global passengers due to coronavirus-related lockdowns left the company struggling to maintain cashflows and pay off maturing debt.

27 May 2020

Enel Americas CFO: ‘These are Challenging Times, but a Unique Learning Opportunity Too’

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.

21 May 2020

Scotiabank Says Brazil’s Lessez-Fair Lockdown Could Bring Long-Term Pain for Short-Term Gain

As Brazilian retail sales surprise on the upside, analysts at Scotiabank warn that lack of a clear policy and lessez-fair domestic lockdown could lead to a long and difficult recession down the road.

20 May 2020

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