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Odebrecht Scandal Has Deeper Implications for 4G Funding Environment

The unprecedented corruption scandal engulfing Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has reverberated throughout the industry, seeping into neighbouring Colombia and Peru and leading to the delay or outright cancellation of some of the region’s flagship infrastructure projects. We speak with Luis Fernando Andrade Moreno, President of the National Infrastructure Agency of Colombia (ANI), about…

15 Feb 2017

Sustainability Drive Sparks Green Bond Interest Across South, Central America

Sustainable energy and infrastructure projects across South and Central America are attracting attention from investors, but the outlook is challenged due to a lack of awareness on the ground.

27 Jan 2017

Cutting Red Tape and Supporting Infrastructure Development in Peru

Peru has over US$45bn in infrastructure projects currently tied up in administrative deadlock. But the government’s private investment promotion agency Proinversión, which oversees the approval process for the country’s public-private partnerships (PPP), is currently embarking on a complete overhaul to relieve the bottleneck and help stimulate further infrastructure development. Bonds & Loans…

19 Jan 2017

LatAm Dollar Pipeline Swells but Local Currency Deal Outlook Uncertain

Emerging market debt took a significant hit after the surprising victory of Donald Trump last November, which was followed by a US interest rate hike weeks later. Concern over the President-Elect’s protectionist policies provoked capital outflows and a significant spike in borrowing costs for US-linked EMs, freezing almost US$10bn worth bonds that were supposed to be issued by Latin American…

12 Jan 2017

Andean Markets: An Outlook for 2017

Divisive politics and persistently low energy prices will cast a pall over the entire Andean region in 2017, even while each country within the region represents a unique storyline for investors. The lack of political unity in each Andean market is further challenged by a global environment that has turned hostile with rising interest rates, depressed commodity prices and anti-trade rhetoric…

11 Jan 2017

Outlook Bright for Loan Financing in Chile’s Renewables Sector

Chile has been one of the major success stories in Latin America over the past decade. As the economy slowed in the past year amid the commodities slump, the Chilean government is looking to attract local and foreign capital to finance an ambitious programme of sustainable energy projects across the country. The country is well positioned to succeed in this endeavour, analysts believe.

11 Jan 2017

Interview with Gustavo Galvis, Chief Representative, Andean Region & Central America, EDC

We spoke to Gustavo Galvis, Chief Representative, Andean Region & Central America, EDC, in the run-up to the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes 2017 conference, to discuss the new opportunities around the 4G Programme and other infrastructure developments, which kind of projects are bankable for EDC and the challenges for the Andean economies in 2017.

10 Jan 2017

Interview with Carlos Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, Andino Investment Holding

Carlos Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, Andino Investment Holding spoke to Bonds & Loans about the scale of the infrastructure gap in Peru and new investment opportunities in the Andean region in the run-up to the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes 2017 conference.

9 Jan 2017

Interview with Carlos Alberto Rodríguez López, CFO, ISA

In the run-up to the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes 2017 conference, we asked Carlos Alberto Rodríguez López, Chief Financial Officer, ISA, how is the company financing its business expansion outside its home market and what would be the single most important challenge for the Andean economies in 2017.

6 Jan 2017

ECAs Increasingly Central to Financing the Andean Infrastructure Pipeline

New projects and opportunities continue to attract a broad range of lenders and investors to places like Colombia and Peru, with the next wave of 4G infrastructure projects in the case of the former and revitalization of investment authority ProInversion in the case of the latter catalyzing the region’s project pipeline.

19 Dec 2016

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