BNDES has made a habit of supporting consolidation to create national champions. But was its attempt to wade into the fight between Carrefour and Casino a miscalculation?
Fears of a credit bubble in Brazil may be overblown. Loan growth remains robust but it is slowing as central bank measures kick in.
Reasons to buy global real-denominated bonds abound, but will risk aversion scare foreign investors away from this asset class? Yields may be too tempting to resist.
After much speculation about a possible...
Moody’s upgraded Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) to...
Faced by slow growth at home, Spanish and Portuguese companies want to hold on to valuable LatAm assets. But in times of distress these are also the easiest to sell.
Mexico’s sovereign local currency debt has never been more popular, but this has done little to help further develop the local corporate debt markets.
The Dominican Republic is on a path to recovery as FDI flows increase and more investors buy its debt in the local and international bond markets. Will politics ruin the party?
The consolidation in Brazil’s drug store...
Chilean port operator Puerto de Lirquen...
Brazilian investment bankers are seeing upward wage pressures abate as newcomers enter the marketplace.
But veteran players can still command top dollar.
Mexico’s Congress looks set to pass covered bond legislation. The move will create a whole new asset class for the local market and may rejuvenate mortgage funding.
Trinidad’s tough-talking energy minister is powering change in the vital energy sector. Can he bolster production levels and help the sluggish economy?
Cultivos Marinos Chiloe, seen as among...
Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista expects IPOs...
Brazilâ€™s economy has had a good run, but analysts are readying themselves for tougher times ahead. Can the government and monetary authorities make a difference?
Brazilian local bond volumes are soaring as issuers swarm to file rule 476 offerings that make deals easier and faster for listed and non-registered issuers alike.
With inflation the main challenge, several banks drew positive reviews for their efforts in the past year, with Colombia narrowly leading the way. However, Brazil continues to frustrate markets
Banco do Brasil has sent out...
Pemex plans to raise its position...
The pipeline for Colombian corporate bond and equity transactions is swelling as issuers look to take advantage of the sovereign’s new investment-grade status.
Rising sales figures in Mexico’s automotive industry are drawing new investment in production while one of the country’s largest parts manufacturers is readying its own growth spurt.
Venezuela’s presidential elections are still more than a year away. But the possibility of regime change is already moving spreads. Are investors blind to the underlying risks?
Equity International (EI), the investment vehicle...
Peru’s pension system is growing exponentially, leaving managers scrambling for investment options. Infrastructure investments, foreign assets and a deeper equity market may help.
The Swiss-franc market has become a popular destination for LatAm blue-chips. But volumes may depend on investors’ willingness to venture into junk territory.
Advisors to Brazil’s Folhapar should offer...
Peru’s credit quality continues to improve...
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Oct 21 - 22, 2015 | Grand Hyatt, Playa del Carmen, México
SFLA will convene in Playa del Carmen, Mexico the most important issuers and investors from across...
Will a strong dollar deter investors from LatAm bonds?
No, the yield-hunt goes on
Yes, but only retail investors
Yes, once the Fed raises rates
There was indeed a risk of losing investment grade, but thanks to the appointment of Joaquim Levy and the new fiscal targets, that risk has declined a lot
Ilan Goldfajn, Itaú-Unibanco
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