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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
When the money runs out it’s never good, but there is a positive side. It guides the economic agenda to find better allocation and greater efficiency in public spending. In Brazil, we spend very poorly, both from the standpoint of economic efficiency as well as social justice.
26 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
Non-resident EM inflows flatline in August – Middle East bond market to see USD20bn of new supply in 2017 – Oman replaces CBO governor – Ecobank subsidiary secures USD250mn 5-year loan – Brazil looks ready to cut rates – Mexico City airport in market for USD2bn – CDB looks to raise CNY5bn in green bonds – ArcelorMittal Ukrainian subsidiary in loan talks with EBRD
6 Sep 2017
As Latin America’s political leaders are forced to enact painful reforms to put region back on a path to growth, some are concerned that social discontent could hold them back.
1 Sep 2017
Britain plans to double trade with Panama and Colombia – El Puerto de Liverpool tapped the local markets with a MXN10bn dual tranche bond – BNDES to transfer funds back to the government – Vale redeems 2019 notes – Argentina to tap the international markets again – Argentina holds rates – Crystallex to seize PDVSA assets –– Chile’s outlook gets downgraded – Jamaica to tap its 2028 and 2045 notes
30 Aug 2017
Despite lots of talk about the congressional support for Michel Temer, the situation has not been favourable for the fiscal agenda. Since the approval of the constitutional amendment establishing the spending cap, where important work was done by its rapporteur in the Chamber, Deputy Darcísio Perondi, no other matter for adjusting the public accounts has made significant progress.
29 Aug 2017
The latest tax regularization program proposed initially by the government of Brazil had merits, but its subsequent disfigurement by Congress – turning it into a kind of “default forgiveness” – is going to aggravate fiscal challenges rather than help solve them.
9 Aug 2017
Mexico’s economy continued to grow in Q2 – Brazil to freeze spending– Petrobras boss arrested on corruption charges – IMF upgrades Argentina’s growth forecast – YPF tapped the international markets with a US$750mn bond – Banco de Bogota issued unsecured notes worth US$600mn – Graña y Montero signed a syndicated loan – US imposed sanctions on Maduro – Banco General issued a 10-year bond –…
2 Aug 2017