July/August 2015

  • FRONT NOTES: A time to be bold Jul 20, 2015

  • NEWS PEOPLE: The next shift Jul 20, 2015

    Chile switched up its cabinet, while executives made rounds at Mexican banks and corporates. By Jennifer P. Roig

  • NEWS LOANS: Finding favor Jul 20, 2015

    Borrowers secure larger deals, but fewer corporates come to the market as gears shift toward project finance. By Patrick Ferguson

  • NEWS BONDS: Fade back out Jul 20, 2015

    Latin American issuers tap dollar and euro bonds, but concern over Greek default silences markets. By Patrick Ferguson

  • NEWS EQUITY/M&A: Acquisitive mood Jul 20, 2015

    Deal flow across a range of industries picked up in the second quarter of the year. By Eduardo García

  • COVER STORY: Sliding fortunes Jul 20, 2015

    Brazil is reeling from the impact of the country’s biggest ever corruption investigation. Petrobras is in transformation, its new management quickly getting to work shedding assets and grabbing fresh funding. And while the reverberations of Lava Jato have trickled down into the corporate sector, tipping some companies into bankruptcy, new financings for large-scale equipment are still closing. Now, Petrobras must sharply ramp-up production to keep its ambitious deleveraging goals on track — and that hinges on the company and its suppliers accessing new financing. By Katie Llanos-Small

  • COVER STORY: Suiting up Jul 20, 2015

  • TRADE FINANCE BRAZIL: Guaranteed revival Jul 20, 2015

    A little-used export financing wrap is set to boom as BNDES takes a step back from lending. By Sara Rosner

  • INSTITUTIONAL WEALTH CENTRAL AMERICA: Planning for the future Jul 20, 2015

    With small but growing pools of assets, pension fund managers in Central America are set to have greater investment freedom in the years ahead. By Lucy Conger

  • INVESTOR REPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: Queuing up Jul 20, 2015

  • CENTRAL AMERICA INFRASTRUCTURE: Building attraction Jul 20, 2015

    El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are finding increasing success at drawing foreign investors into billions of dollars of new projects. By Jennifer P. Roig

  • ENERGY MIDSTREAM: Opportunity knocking Jul 20, 2015

    Energy transportation companies and the world’s largest investment firms are eager to play leading roles in the development of Mexico’s pipeline network as the country focuses on natural gas in a bid to fuel economic growth. By Eduardo García

  • AWARDS BEST CORPORATES 2015 Jul 20, 2015

    Nimble, responsive and innovative corporate management teams have navigated difficult market conditions and weathered internal change

  • CEMEX Jul 20, 2015

    The Mexican cement maker opportunely tapped markets with large, innovative issues, all while reducing its cost of debt and extending maturities

  • ECOPETROL Jul 20, 2015

    The Colombian oil producer has tapped bond and loan markets skillfully, despite plummeting oil prices

  • PEMEX Jul 20, 2015

    The Mexican oil and gas company has been tapping local and international investors while pioneering platforms

  • FIBRA UNO Jul 20, 2015

    The Mexican real estate investment trust’s third follow-on since its 2011 IPO has added liquidity to its stock while luring international investors

  • MARFRIG Jul 20, 2015

    Dexterity and timing characterize Marfrig’s activity in the capital markets, as it brought down funding costs with a number of liability management exercises

  • GRUPO GLORIA Jul 20, 2015

    The Peruvian conglomerate has grown steadily into neighboring countries through acquisitions

  • JBS Jul 20, 2015

    The Brazilian protein firm is spending large as it seeks rapid global expansion – but it can still show restraint where it deems necessary

  • DIGICEL Jul 20, 2015

    A strong investor relations program and solid links with a handful of investment banks have enabled this telecom to strike when the opportunity arises

  • PARTING SHOT: The pursuit of growth Jul 20, 2015

    Normalizing trade and financial relations with the rest of the world should be a priority for Argentina, and will set the sovereign on the path to investment grade, says Carlos Melconian

  • Jamaica completes dual-tranche sale Jul 20, 2015

    Island nation sells bond to pay back PDVSA

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