Economy & Policy

S&P downgrades Colombia

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Colombia

Oil-exporting sovereign issuer cut to BBB- from BBB because of weaker-than-expected growth and a reliance on "one-off" revenues

Fitch upgrades Camposol

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Peru

Peruvian agro-industrial company gets bumped to B from B- because of improved credit metrics

IDB approves Brazilian credit lines

Economy & Policy Loans Debt

Multilateral lender signs off on a $900m initiative for the PROFISCO II program

Brazil cuts rates again

Economy & Policy Brazil

Central bank lowers the Selic 50bp to 7%

Fitch downgrades Citgo

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Venezuela

Venezuela's contagion effect forces rating agency to cut the state's US-based service station provider to CCC from B-

Investors snub Venezuela "Petro" talk

Economy & Policy Venezuela

President Maduro plots cryptocurrency instrument to combat US sanctions, but bond buyers say it will have little impact on the country's hyperinflation

Guatemala political crisis threatens growth, Fitch Ratings

Guatemala Economy & Policy

Rating agency warns that social unrest could hinder the Central American nation's governability

Mexico re-signs IMF credit line

Economy & Policy Mexico Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Worth roughly $88bn, the FCL cushions the North American country's foreign reserves

Honduras' bonds dip on election uncertainty

Economy & Policy People Honduras

Central American sovereign issuer's curve widens three-to-four points after the weekend's surprising polling figures

Chilean securities react to leftist gains

Capital Markets Debt Bonds

Conservative candidate Sebastian Pinera wins the most votes, but fails to avoid a December 17 run-off against socialist Alejandro Guillier

Mexico leaves rates on hold

Regulation Economy & Policy Mexico

Central bank keeps benchmark at 7% due to increased inflation and FX volatility

Brazilian businesses take on money laundering

Loans Features Brazil

Beyond banks, other Brazilian businesses are also being forced to take action to clamp down on money laundering.

IMF Roundtable: Turning the Corner

Asset Management Economy & Policy Politics

In a roundtable discussion hosted by LatinFinance at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings, policymakers and investors discussed the changes in the global financial and econ...

Scenes from the IMF/World Bank meetings

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Gathered for the IMF/World Bank annual meetings, government officials from Latin America and the Caribbean presented a mixed picture of economic prospects in the region.

Earthquakes spare aftershocks on Mexican economy

Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance Politics

The two earthquakes that shook Mexico are not expected to unsettle the economy. Rather, a short-term surge in retail sales and the rebuilding efforts could provide a boos...