Santander Mexico has sold the region’s first Basel III-compliant Tier 2 bond. It should be the last cross-border deal in another record year.
Venezuela’s deteriorating economic situation could hurt its ability to service debt, say analysts
Via Varejo became the latest Brazilian equity issuer to price a deal below its range. Elections and the World Cup could make for a challenging 2014.
A pack of bond issuers led by Trinidad and Honduras stampeded into the market Wednesday, ahead of expected higher costs in 2014
Mexico’s Senate has approved an energy reform package that analysts describe as potentially “transformational” for the country’s oil industry.
VAT rise as part of Mexico’s fiscal reform provokes ire in region that contributes 25% of GDP
Sovereigns, corporates and banks should take advantage of still favorable market funding rates to bring down their cost of debt and lengthen maturities, Alejandro Werner, the IMF’s Western Hemisphere director, cautioned on Thursday.
The state oil company reopened its GDNs to lead a busy session Wednesday. The road is also open for issuers in the asset-backed space.
Fibria is among the LatAm borrowers who would stay out of the DCM in 2014 if they can help it, its CFO says. Its cash generation should be enough to fund operations and buy back debt.
Brazil’s finance minister launches spirited defense of economy following third quarter GDP slump, insisting rebound ahead
Colombia is gearing up to issue its first global depository note to draw international investors into its local debt market, as it advances plans to curtail issuance of peso-denominated Treasury (TES) bonds next year by at least 2 trillion pesos.
Part of Peña Nieto's reform package, the bank bill changes the bankruptcy code - but analysts are uncertain of the long-term impact
Brazil’s Central Bank is expected to increase the benchmark Wednesday. More important is any indication of an end to tightening.
Disparate trading volumes mean Brazil’s stock exchange is unlikely to join MILA, the integrated Latin American stock market, says BM&FBovespa’s CEO
The Brazilian meat producer will consider liability management exercises in 2014, depending on the spreads on its existing bonds, says Sergio Rial
Grupo Acosta Verde’s decision to hold comes after two other fibras list at the bottom of their range
Some 10 billion reais in project bonds are in the pipeline for 2014, says Luciano Coutinho
The Colombian oil and gas firm raised a new bond as markets rallied on Yellen comments
Mexico’s local DCM remains open for business. A deal from CFE could be followed by other blue chips.
The oil company is selling the first new bonds from a Venezuelan state entity in more than a year. It is raising funds ahead of what analysts see as further economic and political deterioration.
Companies and analysts see room for growth in Colombia in banking, insurance and other areas. AXA’s insurance buy is seen coming at an attractive valuation.
Bolivia’s economic growth outlook is welcoming for its banks. The head of one of its largest lenders says the new regulatory environment is not.
Panama’s banking sector is again the focus of foreign buyers. The CEO of its largest player sees competition again heating up
Investor appetite for high-yield deals this year is encouraging lower-rated borrowers to come to the bond market
Improving profitability sustainably has been one of the toughest tasks amid economic uncertainty, says Venezuela’s largest private lender
Colombian finance minister Mauricio Cárdenas warns the peso is set to fall further, as other Latin American policymakers brace for similar moves
As investors return to LatAm local currency debt after the mid-year selloff, the risk remains that prices will fall when the US quantitative easing ends
After successful trades out of Guatemala and Peru, more double-B borrowers were preparing to follow in the first week of November
Local currency debt markets took a step forward this week with the launch of a dedicated index for the asset class
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