Latin America Credit Markets Brief: 31 August – 14 September

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 Sept 2017

Case Study: Investors Splash Out on Rotoplas’ Debut MXN2bn Sustainability Bond

Mexican water products manufacturer Grupo Rotoplas saw tight pricing on the company’s – and the Latin American market’s – first sustainability bond to date, a very strong debut made more impressive by the fact that it was launched amidst one of the weakest primary markets Mexico has ever experienced.

7 Sept 2017

Emerging Market Credit Daily Roundup: 6 September, 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 Sept 2017

Mexico Navigates External Challenges in Race to Impress Investors

Mexico’s economy has been on a rollercoaster ride over the past year. It saw budding progress from the reforms of the previous three years emerge early on, only to be bashed and beaten from all sides by the bearish sentiment around emerging markets stemming from the rise of Donald Trump. In recent months, however, economists have observed, with much relief, that the economy is beginning to…

5 Sept 2017

Latin America Credit Markets Brief: 17 August – 30 August

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

Emerging Market Regulators Make Strides Building Green Bond Momentum

Growing support for market-driven policies aimed at facilitating green issuance has created important wins for the sustainable finance segment, especially in emerging market countries like China, India, and Mexico. But with the bulk of those policies, at their core, fixated on determining what qualifies as ‘green’, key questions about industry standards – and the best approach to applying them –…

25 Aug 2017

CASE STUDY: Nafin’s Yen Bond Cuts a Clear Path to Japan for Mexican Banks

Nacional Financiera SNC (Nafin) became the first Mexican agency to place a Yen bond in 14 years, following in the footsteps of the sovereign to price a JPY10bn 5-year bond at just 68bp over Yen midswaps.

24 Aug 2017

Latin America Credit Markets Brief: 20 July – 2 August

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

Latin America Credit Markets Brief: July 5 - July 19

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

Top Dealmaker: Yamur Munoz, HSBC

Green bonds are well on their way to becoming a mature asset class in the US and Western Europe, but they’re only just starting to take off in Latin America. Yamur Munoz, Director of Debt Capital Markets for HSBC in Mexico, speaks to Bonds & Loans about the progress the country has made in developing the sustainable finance segment and HSBC’s role in bringing green bond issuers to market and…

7 Jul 2017

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