Fixed Income

  • Feast of the Vultures Dec 8, 2003

    Two investment firms are suing Nicaragua for full repayment of defaulted debt from the 1980s. The outcome could establish precedents with far-reaching repercussions.

  • What CACs Lack Dec 8, 2003

    Heralded as a breakthrough in the sovereign debt restructuring debate, agreements between debtors and creditors still need fine-tuning.

    • Small But Strong Nov 7, 2003

    • Twin Survivors Nov 7, 2003

      • Deals Oct 5, 2003

        • A Chance at Redemption Aug 30, 2003

          Uruguay was able to avoid default earlier this year, but whether it simply prolonged the inevitable or truly preserved its good name remain to be seen.

        • Courting Chapter 11 Aug 1, 2003

          Troubled Latin American companies increasingly are seeking to reorganize their finances under United States bankruptcy regulations. They provide more control and greater certainty for many companies than their home country's insolvency laws.

          • Becoming the Benchmark Jul 1, 2003

          • FOUNDER Martin Schubert Jul 1, 2003

          • Have We Turned the Corner? Jul 1, 2003

            It remains to be seen whether Latin America can break out of its cyclical history of excessive borrowing, default and financial rehabilitation - and achieve rapid, sustained growth.

          • Latin American League Tables 1988-2002 Jul 1, 2003

          • Transfer of Risk Saves Pecom Jul 1, 2003

            • CAF, the Andean Paradox Jun 1, 2003

              CAF, the regional development bank, addresses analysts' concerns over the stability of its borrowers. CAF's management says its preferred-creditor status is strong and sufficient to prevent a default on its loan portfolio.

            • Setting the Standard Jun 1, 2003

              Mexico comforts investors by being the first sovereign to put collective action clauses in a global bond. Whether the move will advance debate over sovereign debt restructurings remains to be seen.

            • The Loan-Bond Tag Team Jun 1, 2003

              Syndicated lending has lost ground as a stand-alone business and is now part of a suite of international and local debt products offered by banks.

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