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Dec 21, 2015 Issue

Rumo rated by Fitch

Brazil Bonds

Company given negative outlook amid uncertanty in Brazil

Fitch downgrades Embotelladora Andina

Brazil Chile Bonds

Chilean bottler's exposure to Brazil led to downgrade

Fitch downgrades Bradesco, Sul America

Brazil Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Agency cuts ratings on Brazilian insurance companies after sovereign downgrade

Fitch hands Nicaragua maiden rating

Central America Nicaragua Bonds

Central American country’s rating is thanks to ‘prudent’ fiscal policies

Equity, debt funds dive deeper

Funds

Performance of investment funds in LatAm equity and emerging market debt on track for dire year

Colombia hikes rates

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

BanRep joins wave of American central banks in raising borrowing costs

Barbosa replaces Levy as Brazilian finance minister

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil

Former minister of budget and planning says fiscal balance will be top of the agenda, but analysts skeptical

Portobello issues bonds

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian company taps local market

Jockey Plaza goes large with dual-currency bond

Peru Bonds

Mall operator clocks year's largest bond from Peru - but deal still comes in under target as investors position for higher rates

Saltillo nears deal with Polish parts company

Mexico Europe M&A

Mexican steelmaker upped its offer price for Polish automotive group, picking up 92% in public tender offer

BTG sells partial stake in BR Properties

Brazil M&A

Brazilian lender could offload its outstanding stake in BR Properties next year

Odebrecht’s woes said to hurt Chaglla sale

Peru M&A

Potential bidders heard to be reluctant to take on the Brazilian firm’s Peruvian hydropower contract

Pemex eyes dollars, euros and "non-traditional" market in 2016

Mexico Bonds Loans

Mexican borrower's CFO sets out funding strategy for year ahead