Daily Brief

Dec 17, 2015 Issue

Moody’s upgrades Banco Interacciones

Mexico Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Mexican bank's business model of collateralized loans to states and municipalities is sound, says ratings agency

Allen & Overy nabs Cleary partner for capital markets

People United States

Law firm hires for its New York debt and equity team

Analysts split over Chilean rate move

Chile Economy & Policy

Easing inflation and weak economic data could see Chile's central bank hold rates - but the Fed's move might prompt a rate hike

Mexico due to hike following Fed decision

Mexico Economy & Policy

Mexico's central bank widely expected to implement its first rate hike since 2008

CCR to issue three-year debenture

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian highway operator plans local private placement

Riverstone unfurls CCD

Mexico Funds Equity

Mexican fund manager launches 10-year certificado de capital de desarrollo transaction to invest in energy and power infrastructure

DeVry advances in Brazilian education sector

Brazil M&A

Brazilian education industry remains in favor as US company takes controlling stake in university operator Ibmec Educacional

Brazilian bonds widen on junk downgrade

Brazil Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Fitch downgrades South American sovereign to BB+

Argentina lifts capital controls

Argentina Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Incoming finance minister Alfonso Prat Gay announces liberalization of exchange rate and plan to swiftly boost central bank reserves

Fed rate raise doesn’t hurt LatAm

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Bond markets interpret US Federal Reserve's first interest rate increase in nine years as marginally positive