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Paraguay SWOT: Opportunities in Projects, Renewables May be Thwarted by Political Risk

A minnow country by most economic measures, Paraguay has for years combined some of the most progressive policies in the social and environmental sphere with antiquated financing models and realpolitik. But with a steady pipeline of deals emerging in the infrastructure and energy space, it is beginning to attract attention of foreign investors seeking higher yields in unfamiliar or exotic…

5 Aug 2019

Actis Focussed on Renewables, Infrastructure and Developing Local Capital Markets in Brazil

Bonds & Loans interviews Bruno Moraes, Director (Energy) at Actis, about investment prospects in the Brazilian markets, Actis's focus on renewables and their new infrastructure fund.

31 Jul 2019

HSBC Sees Growing Regulatory Capital Supply out of Latin America

As the first wave of securities issued under Basel III rules start to approach or eclipse key call dates, testing the market for the relatively nascent asset class, banks across the Americas are finally coming to grips with rapidly evolving and increasingly complex regulatory capital requirements in their respective jurisdictions. With new rules providing regulatory clarifications coming onstream…

24 Jul 2019

Brazil’s Ministry of Economy on Fiscal Goals, Pension Reform, and Filling the Funding Gap Post-BNDES

In an exclusive interview with Bonds & Loans, Adolfo Sachsida, Secretary of Economic Policy, Ministry of Economy, Brazil, comments on the recent “merger” of the economic and finance ministries, the legacy of “fiscal irresponsibility” of the Lula administration, the recent recovery and progress on the pension reform front, and funding objectives for the year ahead.

22 Jul 2019

Red Hot Chile Paper: Orders Soar for Latin America’s First Sovereign Green Bond

Chile’s impeccably timed and well-executed deal saw a near 10x oversubscription on its dual-tranche green issuance worth nearly USD2.4bn (equivalent), which also became the sovereign’s first new issue with a negative NIP concession.

19 Jul 2019

Brazil: Despite a Challenging Outlook, the Local Market Grows Leaps and Bounds

It has not been an easy 12 months for Brazil’s corporate sector, which faces a multitude of challenges, both internal and external. Bolsonaro’s victory in the elections, though divisive, at least provided some reprieve from the political uncertainty that has weighed on Brazil’s markets in the run up to the vote. Still, many questions remain around the direction of policy, and the new government’s…

15 Jul 2019

Felipe Bomfim: Common to Invest in Infrastructure After Recessions, Brazil Is Very Competitive

Bonds & Loans spoke to Felipe Bomfim, Director at Patria Infrastructure, on pensions reform, festering growth of local capital markets and why the glass is always half-full for investors doing business in Brazil.

11 Jul 2019

CASE STUDY: Acciona Formalizes First ESG-Linked Loan in Chilean Markets

Following a successful debut in the European ESG-linked loan space in February, Acciona repeated the move with a dual-tranche dual-currency transaction worth USD30mn in Chile, only the third ESG linked loan in Latin America.

3 Jul 2019

Brookfield Americas Infrastructure Debt Head Sees New Opportunities in Telecoms, Renewables

Hadley Peer Marshall, Managing Director of Infrastructure Debt at Brookfield speaks with Bonds & Loans about managing local currency constraints when investing in infrastructure in Latin America, and new sectors generating investment opportunities.

28 Jun 2019

Brazil: Beware of Murphy’s Law

The current fragile state of Brazil’s economy carries high risks. This time around, there are no buffers, because the unemployment rate is already at record highs. A recession now would entail social costs much greater than those of 2015, warns XPI's Zeina Latif.

14 Jun 2019

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