If volumes are anything to go by, 2017 was a watershed year for green bonds, with the market seeing more than USD130bn of these securities issued globally. Emerging markets saw their fair share of firsts, including Latin America’s first sustainability bond, and the first green bond in Africa, while China continued to dominate the supply pipeline
2 Feb 2018
The IIC, IFC and Rabobank helped Renova, one of the world’s most competitive and highly efficient soy product producers, secure USD410mn financing package to expand capacity, stretch out its debt profile, and reaffirm investors’ interest in Argentina’s corporate credit universe.
24 Jan 2018
CAF tapped the international markets – Argentina raised interest rates by 100bp – Banorte and Interacciones to merge – Colombia pre-paid a bond – Brazil cuts rates – Banco Hipotecario issued a ARS6.3bn bond – Colombia’s stable outlook affirmed – Televisa’s head to step down – Venezuela to restructure USD60bn worth of debt
9 Nov 2017
China has over the years moved to strengthen its ties to Latin America in a range of areas, and a recently proposed free trade agreement between the Asian powerhouse and Mexico could take that one step further – potentially opening up a vast new trade and capital corridor between the two regions.
9 Oct 2017
The Fed slows rate hikes – AT&T mulls LatAm payTV divestment – Amazon Inc. to build gigantic Mexican distribution warehouse – Mexico quake to trim GDP by 0.1-0.3% - Petrobras completes swap – Temer’s approval ratings at all-time low – Argentina outlook mixed, current account data suggests – Peru lowers policy rate for third time in 2017 – Venezuela running out of fiscal room – Chile MinFin says…
28 Sep 2017
Though Latin American lenders have developed sophisticated risk management practices, which have allowed them to successfully manage economic headwinds, they still trail behind lenders in more developed markets when it comes to efficiently offloading NPLs off their books and developing the secondary NPL market.
26 Sep 2017
San Antonio Internacional, an oil and gas company, just finalised its initial public offering scheme with the Comision Nacional de Valores (CNV) – paving the way for its debut in the debt markets. Bonds & Loans speaks with its CFO, Pablo Miedziak on what the company is doing to prepare for its first foray into the bond markets, and its funding objectives for the next year.
25 Sep 2017
Argentina’s credit pipeline has grown from virtual non-existence to accounting for almost a quarter of Latin American bond supply in just over a year, an impressive re-awakening not seen in global markets in decades. Bonds & Loans speaks with Gerry Mato, Chairman of the Americas as HSBC Global Banking and Markets, one of the lenders leading the market’s revival, on the outlook for Argentina’s…
22 Sep 2017
Brazil’s telecom sector was one of the region’s strongest performers, accounting for about 4% of the country’s GDP last year. But it was not immune to some of the country’s broader political and economic challenges, which in recent years has led to a liquidity crunch amidst even the largest reais-driven companies. Thankfully, a more prominent drive towards reform in Brazil means that trend is…
19 Sep 2017
A fortnightly review of Latin America's debt capital markets, covering the latest loan and bond deals, rating actions, policy and credit market developments... NAFTA negotiations refocus on labour costs – Uncertainty around Mexico’s CAT bonds following quake – Mexico gets growth forecast lift – Brazil introduces secured lending, covered bond reforms – Argentina to boost borrowing from…
14 Sep 2017