Features

Investors make an impact in Central America

Funds Equity Features

Small businesses in Central America are benefitting from the growing role of local impact funds, as healthy returns and the chance to make a difference attract investors.

Impact bonds emerge as an asset class

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Test cases in Colombia and Peru are proving the effectiveness of impact bonds, but not their appeal to institutional investors.

Local-currency bonds fail to keep up the momentum

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Global local currency bonds were a popular fundraising option in 2017, but new issues have slowed down this year as investors look to avoid exchange rate risk amid market...

Brazil's pension funds try to correct past mistakes

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Pension funds in Brazil are reeling from corruption scandals that caused billions of reais in losses. Now they are implementing stricter rules for picking investments, bu...

Infrastructure funds find role in Colombia's 4G program

Asset Management Bonds Debt

New financing for a corruption dogged toll road project heralds a turnaround in the country's project finance market.

Odebrecht case delays M&A deals

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

A far-reaching bribery scandal has shifted the landscape of M&A in Latin America. Now the sale of Peru's Chaglla hydropower plant is in danger of collapsing.

Peru's president pledges renewed infra investments

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance

Peru’s new president enjoys widespread support as he faces the lingering fallout from the Odebrecht corruption scandal and tries to boost economic growth.

Latin America widens trade relations in the time of Trump

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy M&A

As the United States imposes tariffs on steel imports, Latin America downplays the threat of a trade war but looks to reinforce commercial ties with other countries.

Odebrecht case delays M&A deals

M&A Loans Capital Markets

A far-reaching bribery scandal has shifted the landscape of M&A in Latin America. Now the sale of Peru’s Chaglla hydropower plant is in danger of collapsing.

Elections spread uncertainty across Latin America

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Populist politics are reaching a fever pitch in the run-up to elections in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. But despite the fiery rhetoric of the campaign trail, market force...

Brazil bears down on cryptocurrencies

Economy & Policy Funds Loans

Brazil is shutting down brokers’ bank accounts and barring investment funds from buying bitcoin. Now a fight over the future of cryptocurrencies has broken out in Latin A...

Chile looks to lift investments

Economy & Policy Features Chile

Rising copper prices and the arrival of a new pro-business administration are lifting hopes of a sharp recovery in investment in Chile. By Tom Azzopardi

Colombian banks bounce back

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans M&A

After a couple of tough years, Colombia’s banking sector expects to return to higher rates of growth in 2018, although it knows it is unlikely to match results from the f...

Latin American banks hone socially responsible lending policies

Loans Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Latin America’s banks are stepping up to address environmental issues and other social matters in their lending policies. But financiers and investors say long-term profi...

Green bonds play catch-up in Latin America

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets

Green bond advocates want companies to engage more with environmentally conscious investors. But are issuers willing to go that extra mile to ensure growth of sustainable...