Daily Brief

Dec 16, 2016 Issue

Argentina leaves rates unchanged

Argentina Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Central bank keeps benchmark 35-day interest rate on hold for the second straight week

Mexico follows the Fed with rate hike

Mexico Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Central bank increases the benchmark monetary policy rate by 50bp for the second straight month

Ecuador FinMin steps down

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Ecuador

Finance Minister Fausto Herrera is leaving office because of health issues

Davivienda approves divestment plan

Colombia M&A Bonds

Colombian bank aims to improve its Tier One capital ratio with up to $273m in asset sales

LATAM signs UF loan

Brazil Chile Loans

Chilean airline nets $52m in inflation-linked debt after scrapping cross-border bond plans earlier this year

SulAmerica places local bond

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian insurance company issues $61m in 2019 debentures

Ouro Verde sells dual-tranche debenture

Brazil Bonds

Brazilian vehicle and machinery leasing firm raises $86m in local securities

Radio Centro plots MXN bond

Mexico Bonds

Mexican radio company seeks to raise roughly $87m in the local bond market

Forum returns to Chilean bond market

Chile Bonds

Financial services firm prints about $75m in peso-denominated bonds

AA2000 plans January bond, tender offer

Argentina Bonds

Argentine airport operator revives talk of a potential $400m cross-border bond sale

Paraguay congress caps sovereign bond sale

Bonds Paraguay

Sovereign's legislature lowers a potential bond sale to $350m, sources say

LatAm borrowers not dissuaded by Fed Rate hike

Central America El Salvador Bonds

Sovereigns and corporates likely to tap the bond market earlier to get ahead of any future rate hikes, sources say