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
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
CAF approves US$592mn credit facility to Latam nations - Grupo México to get US$1.55bn loan from BBVA and Credit Suisse - A major new oil field discovered in Mexico – Ex-Brazil leader Lula convicted - Brazil's Senate approves labour reform bill - The province of Buenos Aires taps European markets with EUR500mn bond – PDVSA seeks to renegotiate debt
19 Jul 2017
2017 has certainly been the year for EM securities, as investors are driven out of the developed world by low rates. Bonds and Loans talks with Carlos Martabit, CFO of state-run Banco Estado, about the outlook for the Chilean economy, the Bank's funding strategy and the importance of reforming South America’s richest nation capital markets in its path to economic recovery.
17 Jul 2017
Global debt reaches US$21tn – Mexico’s Central Bank completes annual hiking cycle – Brazil’s Temer indicted with corruption charges – Banco Mercantil del Norte places US$900mn – Argentina’s Cordoba province taps international markets with US$450mn bond – Colombia Movil closes US$300mn syndicated loan – Ecuador downgraded by S&P from ‘B’ to ‘B-‘ – Discounted Venezuela bonds now trading on Wall…
5 Jul 2017
Chile’s economy may have cooled in 2017, but the banking sector remains as dynamic as ever – with borrowers increasingly looking to new markets for diversification and opportunities to optimise their balance sheets. Bonds & Loans speaks with Alex Kreimerman, Head of Global Banking, Chile, HSBC about how the slowdown has influenced the bank’s strategy in the country, deal flow drivers for this…
1 May 2017
Parque Arauco managed to secure the lowest yields of any Chilean issuer on comparable notes with its October 2016 issuance, a transaction that capped off an exciting evolution in the company’s financing strategy.
28 Apr 2017
For more than three decades, Chile was the poster child of neo-liberalism, the country that followed diligently the IMF playbook. Such discipline was rewarded with impressive growth and the envy of its Latin American peers. By 2010, pundits predicted that Chile was but a few years shy of becoming Latin America’s first “developed” nation. The latest down-cycle, marked by both low copper prices and…
25 Apr 2017