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Dec 20, 2016 Issue

Ecovix files for bankruptcy

Brazil Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian shipbuilder hires Brasil Plural and Felsberg Advogados to get out of $2.35bn in debt

Moody's upgrades AA2000

Argentina Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Argentine airport operator gets bumped up a notch amid talks of a potential bond issue

Chile’s central bank downplays 2017 growth

Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

GDP growth for next year has been reduced to between 1.5% and 2.5%

Argentina joins top EM debt issuers

Argentina Brazil Mexico

South American sovereign settles its 15-year debt battle and becomes one of the largest contributors to emerging market bond sales in 2016

SulAmerica returns to debenture market

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian insurance company sells its second security in a week, raising a further $87m

Fibria prices more CRAs

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian pulp and paper company raises $370m in 2022 and 2023 agribusiness receivables certificates

Oi analyzes debt swap proposal

Brazil Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazilian telecom plans to present a new recovery plan in Q1 2017

Via Varejo aligns with Zurich

Brazil M&A

Brazilian retailer will receive $80m for the six-year distribution agreement

Pacific Hydro favors bank debt to fund future investments

Brazil Chile Loans

Australia-based renewable energy firm tracks government tenders and acquisition targets in Brazil and Chile

Vitro buys US glass business

Mexico M&A US

Mexican glass producer funds acquisition with a $230m loan from BBVA Bancomer and $80m in cash

Vale sells fertilizer business

Brazil M&A

US firm Mosaic agrees to acquire Vale Fertilizantes for $2.5bn